Dig out those decs and dust off those Santa hats... it's Festive Challenge time and we've got some right 'crackers' for you this year! 

Choose your challenge from Wednesday 10 October and book from Wednesday 17 October. 100% matching applies to all challenges.

To book yours, phone Jane Fox on 07979 508044 from 1pm.

 

1021  That's the way to do it!

Challenge group size: F

Carers Gloucestershire

What's the challenge?

Carers Gloucestershire is an independent, carer-led charity that has been working to achieve a better life for carers for almost 25 years. Primarily our work is with people who care for a loved one with life limiting or terminal illnesses, dementia, mental health issues, addictions, acquired injuries and parents who care for children who are physically disabled or have learning difficulties. 

Carers Gloucestershire ask your team to help out at two theatre events and if possible provide a small gift for each child/parent attending. This Christmas event is often the rare chance that carers get to socialise.

 

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1022  Create Christmas presents

Challenge group size: F

Caring for Communities and People (CCP)

What's the challenge?

County Community Projects (CCP) run numerous projects across the county to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families with multiple and complex needs. Zurich/Endsleigh/Capita employees always give massive support to Hamper Scamper, CCP's Xmas Appeal (to be launched to employees in mid-Nov).

Multiple team offering Please adopt one of their many Hamper Scamper wrapping, packing, sorting food sessions. Each session is 2.5 hours and they are available in the morning or afternoon.

 

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1023  We're Not Taking The Mickey

Challenge group size: F

Family space

What's the challenge?

Family Space gives help and support to local families helping them through very tough times. They also provide a safe place for a child to spend time with a parent they no longer live with.

Can you help at their Christmas family breakfast event on Saturday 8th December? Join Christmas Mickey Mouse who will visit the large group they are expecting to attend. If you can provide a small present for the children that would be a bonus.  

 

1025 Coffee, cake and carols

Challenge group size: L

Footsteps Counselling and Care

What's the challenge?

Footsteps Counselling and Care provide counselling support to anyone in Gloucestershire affected by pregnancy related issues, the loss of a baby for any reason or at any time and for those struggling with infertility.

 

Footsteps would like help in holding an event in their charity shop. They have visions of a warm glow and music spilling out into the cold Street. They have names of local singers who will give their time for free. You will help by providing the mulled wine, mince pies and holding a raffle.

 

 

1026   Christmas box

Challenge group size: L

Gloucester Foodbank

What's the challenge?

Gloucester Foodbank provide emergency food and toiletry parcels to individuals and families referred to us using a voucher system.

The Gloucester Food Bank, last year, provided over 100 local children with food parcels in the weeks leading up to Xmas. A few additional festive items were put into each of these parcels. Please provide 100 large, wrapped selection boxes to be included in the parcels this year.

1027  A time for giving - not for forgetting

Challenge group size: F

The Nelson Trust

What's the challenge?

The Nelson Trust is a centre of excellence with over 30 years experience of bringing self-belief, hope and long term recovery to individuals and families affected by addiction. At their Hub for Recovery, they run a service for people to volunteer and gain the confidence, skills and experience needed to enter the workplace. The Hub Bistro provides a door to aftercare and recovery support sessions - it is run by people in recovery for people in recovery.

Christmas can be a very difficult time for many of the women The Nelson Trust work with. Something as simple as receiving a Christmas present will make such a difference to them. Can your team donate a present for each woman being supported? This, for many, could be the only gift that they receive. They are looking for donations of gifts such as toiletry gift sets, boxes of chocolates, slippers, hats, gloves and scarfs.

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1028  Shout it out parrot fashion

Challenge group size: F

The Nelson Trust 

What's the challenge?

The Nelson Trust is a centre of excellence with over 30 years experience of bringing self-belief, hope and long term recovery to individuals and families affected by addiction. At their Hub for Recovery, they run a service for people to volunteer and gain the confidence, skills and experience needed to enter the workplace. The Hub Bistro provides a door to aftercare and recovery support sessions - it is run by people in recovery for people in recovery.

Help them to prepare for the festive season and spread Christmas spirit! They have a social enterprise café (The Sober Parrot) in the heart of Cheltenham and are looking for help to get ready for Christmas and promote their alcohol free venue. They need help with Christmas decorations and handing out promotional flyers (will be provided) and festive tasters in the local area. They have another cafe in Gloucester too!!

 

1029  A ton of fun!

Challenge group size: L

The Ridge Academy

What's the challenge?

The Ridge Academy located on the Whaddon Estate, is a special primary school for 60 pupils with behavioural, emotional and social needs.

 

Please provide 60 wrapped selection boxes for each child that attends the Ridge Academy.

 

 

 

 

1030  Christmas Crafts

Challenge group size: L

The Ridge Academy

What's the challenge?

The Ridge Academy located on the Whaddon Estate, is a special primary school for 60 pupils with behavioural, emotional and social needs.

 

They would like you to organise items for a tombola stall at The Ridge Academy's annual Christmas Fare on 17th December. If your team are able to make the day, how about running the stall? This challenge will help to raise vital funds for the school.

 

1031  Deck the hall(s)

Challenge group size: F

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

What's the challenge?

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court is Gloucestershire's only in patient hospice, providing specialist palliative care through an in patient unit, Day Hospice and Hospice at Home service.

Please bring Christmas to Sue Ryder Hospice and the patients and visitors by decorating an area of the hospice - they have decorations and blue tac - and provide a small gift to their patients. This could be chocolate/small plant/toiletries.