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Fun in the sun at summer fête

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On 25 June, Father Hudson’s grounds in Coleshill were filled with people from near and far as they joined us for our summer fête.

Staff, clients, supporters and families congregated on the lawn behind St Teresa’s Church to enjoy the stalls and games, which included hook-a-duck, crafts, tombola, guess the name of the teddy bear and much more.

As well as games there was also a bouncy castle for children to enjoy and a charity car wash. The cake stall, sweet stall and barbecue were very busy all day. And local councillor and DJ, Peter Fowler, provided music for the event, donating his time to support the charity’s fundraising efforts.

Staff and volunteers from our community partners in Wolverhampton and Smethwick came and helped out, with Hope Family Project running the white elephant stall and Brushstrokes Community Project selling cream teas. A coachload of people from Young at Heart in North Staffordshire also came to enjoy a day out.

/media/news/library/hook-a-duck-cropped.jpgDespite the occasional shower, the day was mostly bright and sunny, and was a great success.

Andy Quinn, Chief Executive, said, “it looked terrific, the atmosphere was just what you would hope for and the money raised will make a real difference to the day service – all those who work there and who go there each day.”

Although the main aim of the day was to bring people together to have fun and raise awareness of our work in Coleshill and further afield, the event raised over £1,600.

The proceeds will go to St Catherine’s Day Service, which supports disabled people with complex care needs from Coleshill, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

Thanks go to all the staff, volunteers and partners who helped organise the fête, donated prizes, and who gave their time to help on the day. Thanks also to everyone who came along on the day and helped make it a success. 

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