The run up to Easter proved the perfect time for some Eggstra fun [groan - Ed] at Rowan House! Various activities were organised with the following results...
- A Giant Easter Egg was on reception in the run up to Easter. This was a raffle for Cancer Research, (50p a ticket or £2 a strip), drawn on 28th March. The raffle was organised by Finance's Carolyn Griffiths and raised £215.00. Viv Heydon was the lucky winner of the egg!
- Nic Hewlett arranged donations for the Cirencester Foodbank – not just Easter Eggs but also tins of food to help them out.
- Easter Egg hunt on Friday 28th March 2013 – this was the fun bit!! Nic Hewlett hid nearly 100 chicks around Rowan House for staff to find and trade in for a small chocolatey treat! Plus there was a golden chick for an extra special prize – won by Nicola Donnelly in Smiths News Finance. Great fun had by all! :)
It may be only a few days after Easter, but Cirencester Food Bank have already sent a letter of thanks:
Cirencester Foodbank – emergency food for local people in crisis
I am writing on behalf of the Foodbank in Cirencester to thank you for your generous donation. Your donations in March provided 72 kg of food that will help families in crisis in Cirencester and the surrounding area to put food on the table.
The Foodbank helps to prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime and mental health problems. Volunteers at Ashcroft Church in Cirencester who exchange vouchers for 3 days of food also take time to listen and signpost people to further support.
This month donors in the Cirencester district gave the Foodbank 781 kg of food. The Foodbank has given out food to 312 adults and to 200 children since it opened last year.
Your support is important to the long-term success of the Foodbank.
On behalf of the
So Smiths News' efforts formed nearly 10% of the Foodbank's donations for March - well done Nic!