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SARH gives an early Christmas present to Greenhall Nursery
STAFFORD and Rural Homes has helped to spread some festive cheer with a donation of £4,188 to Greenhall Nursery.
The nursery, which provides support for pre-school children with a range of learning and physical disabilities and their families in Stafford, is SARH’s nominated charity for 2013 and a cheque for the total amount raised over the year was presented to headteacher Karen Milligan and senior teacher Julie Mogey.
“It has been a fantastic year of fundraising and we’re extremely proud to donate the final amount raised to support the great work Greenhall Nursery is involved with in the local community,” said Jo Hough, Head of Organisation Development for SARH.
“Our initial target was £2,000 so to more than double this is testament to the brilliant effort by our staff.”
Fundraising activities have included a car park car wash, dress down days, a health and wellbeing event where staff gave donations for a personal health check and the collection and sale of 60 bags of unwanted clothes and books.
In an epic endurance feat, three SARH staff, Chris Dixon, 43, Dave Wheat, 44, and Martin Sawyer, 23, took part in a sponsored 60 mile cycle tour of 18 SARH Independent Living Schemes in Stafford Borough.
SARH also kindly donated a £100 photography prize won in a competition, run by Seddon Construction, which involved organisations giving their mascot ‘Seddy the Teddy’ the chance of work experience and sending in the photographic evidence.
In 2014 SARH’s nominated charity will be the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance, as chosen by Alisa Douce, the winner of SARH’s ‘Aspiring for Excellence’ staff award 2013.