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RTC Staff lend green fingers to local children’s charity

RTC North colleagues have raised over £1000 for new curtains for our chosen charity, Grace House.

Grace House children’s charity offers children and young people with complex disabilities, health needs and life limiting conditions a fun, safe environment where children are welcomed and live life to the full.

Karen Maclennan, senior fundraiser at Grace House said: “It was wonderful that we were able to provide the gardening opportunity for the RTC North colleagues.  Our gardens need lots of work and tender loving care to keep them looking great for the children when they visit. From maintenance to weeding to planting flowers, fruit and veg we were delighted to be able to welcome the team for a day.

“Our gardens play a big part of children’s short stay at Grace House from physical activities, enhancing fine and gross motor development to the sensory, visual and therapeutic stimulation which in turn helps improve coordination, flexibility and general muscle tone.”

Karen Moody, Wayne Bryant and Lyndsey Pitt took part in a gardening day at the respite facility in Sunderland, Lyndsey commented:

“The gardens at Grace House provide stimulation for all the senses and the outdoors can be so therapeutic that the staff embraced their gardening gloves for the day and helped prepare the garden for summer.

“We help so many businesses across the North that we wanted to give something back to a local charity.

“Our next aim is to raise £500 for a sunken trampoline.”

If you wish to get involved, please drop Lyndsey an email on [email protected]

Grace House can provide lots of opportunities for individuals, groups and businesses including bespoke corporate packages, fundraising ideas and support, challenges, events and volunteering.  If you would like to hear more about any of these you can contact Karen Maclennan at Grace House on 0191 525 2885, visit their website www.gracehouse.co.uk, like their Facebook page at Grace House North East or follow them on twitter at @GraceHouse10.

May 23, 2018
 
 

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