Bear hugs and baking with fundraising fun for Children in Need!
Heathcotes’ Parkview service did their bit for this year’s Children in Need with a fundraising coffee morning.
Staff and residents baked cakes and invited other services to join them for a slice or two washed down with a cuppa. Service users from Ashbrook, supported living services across the region and Moulton took up the invitation and the event proved to be an enjoyable social occasion. A bouncy castle was installed in the garden for the benefit of those who weren’t too weighed down by cake! Everyone had a fun time, plenty of cake was consumed and £40 was raised for Children in Need.
Parkview resident PJ showed a flair for fundraising when he and a support worker dropped in on a Heathcotes training session taking place around the corner from the coffee morning. Training Manager, Gunnilla Blagg, put training momentarily on hold as PJ turned on the charm and sold cakes to all the staff!
As the BBC's UK corporate charity, Children In Need provides grants to UK projects which focus on children and young people facing a range of disadvantages, including disability, poverty and deprivation, abuse and neglect. It supports small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices. Children In Need is currently supporting 2,400 projects across the UK.