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, please contact your Zurich Cares Challenge Representative, Lisa Walsh, on 07875 885168 at 10am.

1101  Food Glorious Food 

Challenge group size: F

Caring Together in Woodhouse and Little London

What's the challenge?

Caring Together is a Neighbourhood Network scheme operating primarily in a culturally diverse inner city area of Leeds. The organisation was set up in 1995 to combat the loneliness and isolation experienced by many of their older citizens. Their aim is to combat isolation and disadvantage among older people by working to empower individuals and groups within the areas of Woodhouse and Little London to become more involved as valued members of our Communities.

They would love a team to collect items and package food hampers for approx. 30 older and isolated individuals in the Woodhouse and Little London areas. If possible to then arrange a date to distribute the hampers with the aid of staff and volunteers from Caring Together.

 

 

1102  Get your bags packed, ready for fun

Challenge group size: F

Ruddi's Retreat

What's the challenge?

Ruddi's Retreat sends children and their families that are living with cancer, life limiting illness or bereavement on free respite breaks to our two caravans based at Primrose Valley in Filey.

Ruddi's Retreat require some helpers at Sainsbury's Shorehead on numerous dates. Could your team help on one of the dates? You will be bag packing and hosting games and stalls, etc. They need as much help as possible to enable them to cover all the dates and times requested by the store. More than one team can take this on. The money you help raise on the day will go towards buying Ruddi's Retreat's 3rd Caravan!

1103  Rudolph the red nose reindeer

Challenge group size: S

Ruddi's Retreat

What's the challenge?

Ruddi's Retreat sends children and their families that are living with cancer, life limiting illness or bereavement on free respite breaks to our two caravans based at Primrose Valley in Filey.

Ruddi's Reindeer's ask for donations of boxes of chocolates, biscuits and gifts every year around Christmas to distribute to the local children's wards at HRI and Halifax and all the local nursing homes. They require around 500 to 1000 items to ensure everybody gets a gift. Though lots of donations will come from friends, family, customers and local businesses, they would love for a team to get involved and donate chocolates, biscuits, or small gifts. Fundraising to buy the items will be necessary: max £150 which will be matched 100%.

1104  Joyful Joyful

Challenge group size: F

Bramley Elderly Action

What's the challenge?

Bramley Elderly Action is an independent charity, set up 24 years ago to provide opportunities and support to older people, specifically helping to tackle social isolation and enable older people to live happy, fulfilled lives in their own homes. They support 1000 older people in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley by providing regular activities and services including befriending, a shopping service, group activities to help grow friendships amongst this age group and special events.

 

They would love a team from Zurich to help run their Christmas Tea Dance on Sunday 9 December, 2-4pm. The Christmas Tea Dance includes music, dancing and will bring older people together to see old friends and meet new friends. They would like to throw open the doors and create a special celebration aimed at older people who may be alone, missing a loved one, and who will benefit from an uplifting afternoon. They would like the Zurich team to help decorate the venue, plate up and serve a simple festive afternoon tea, keep the tea flowing, and chat or dance with participants. They would also love a Zurich volunteer to be 'Santa' on the day and give out some gifts.