24k in 24 Hours
On Friday 6th October, the children took part in a sporting afternoon to raise money for CAFT as part of the 24K in 24 hours campaign. They all showed great spirit and really enjoyed themselves, as well as learning about the importance of giving back to others through charities. They took part in sports such as tennis, hurdles, races and much more! Mr Maguire said: ‘We really value our continued relationship with the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. By working closely with specific charities over sustained periods, our children build up a real sense of what the term charity means and also get to see (many of them in person) where their fundraising efforts have had a genuine impact on the lives and experiences of others.’
‘We are asking local companies, clubs, schools, colleges, community groups and more, if they might be able to fundraise for CAFT one day in the week leading up to Friday 6th October. Whether it be a cake sale, a book swap, a raffle, or a sponsored activity, we are hoping everyone will be creative in their ideas, to help us raise much needed funds to enable more children to visit CAFT’.
‘All contributions, no matter the size will then make a big difference to our ‘CAFT Totaliser’ on 6th October’. To donate or to learn more about CAFT, check out the website more more information.
The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) is based at the beautiful Booth Bank Farm, a 17th Century farmhouse set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. They provide a variety of free programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.
CAFT helps children of all abilities aged 17 and under. Children who through no fault of their own miss out on the normalities of childhood. The needs of the children visiting the Farm are complex and range from severe physical and learning disabilities, sensory impairments and terminal illnesses through to children who act as carers for a family member, to children who have already faced bereavement and children who have witnessed and been victims of abuse. For these children, a visit to CAFT provides a much needed opportunity to have fun and laughter and to simply enjoy being children.
Each child that visits us is treated as an individual with their own strengths, likes and dislikes. Disability is never seen as a barrier to participation and we welcome children from all social and ethnic groups. Our brilliant Activity Play Specialists are trained to provide fun, safe and engaging activities that suit the interests and needs of every child who visits us. CAFT is about fun for all.