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 Tuesday 3 October and book from Tuesday 10 October. 100% matching applies to all challenges.

 

To book yours, please contact your Zurich Cares Challenge Representative, Kerry Chambers, on email kerry.chambers@zct.org.uk.

1118 Les Mistletoe! 

Challenge group size:  M or L

Better Things 

What's the challenge?

Better Things is one of our local partners. They are an independent charity working with people with learning disabilities promoting inclusion, health and wellbeing.

Better Things festive challenge follows on from the incredibly successful Las Vegas Christmas event of 2015. This year they are hoping to hold a Better Things Merry Musical Yuletide event, running on the theme of the musicals with a yuletide twist! This will be their last activity for their members before Christmas. For those who live alone or away from family, this Christmas event has become a really important part of their festivities and gives a great sense of inclusion across their membership.

They are yet to confirm a date but they are looking at either Tuesday 5 December or Tuesday 12 December at the Lifestyles centre in Wythenshawe between about 11.30am- 2.30pm.

They would love a team to help them provide a buffet style lunch with a couple of festive
visitors and a disco to finish - with perhaps some Christmas themed activities thrown in for fun!?

Any help towards this event would be a massive help to Better Things - "previous Zurich events
have been hugely memorable to our members who have loved meeting new people with a genuine interest in them."

1119 Got Christmas in Mind?

Challenge group size:  F

Mind

What's the challenge?

Mind, one of our three current national partners, is the key provider of mental health services and support in the city.

Here's a challenge for the whole building plus family and friends! It's time to go through your cupboards and wardrobes to throw out those clothes, books, cd's, toys and homeware that you'll never use again in readiness for your Chrimbo pressies.  Please provide 15 bags full of good quality second hand items to replenish the stock in Mind's local Didsbury charity shop.  Mind will provide branded bags.  All you have to do is fill them and deliver your donations to their shop.  What could be more simple?

1120  Ho ho ho - it’s a Christmas Candle Factory!

Challenge group size:  F

Mind

What's the challenge?

Mind, one of our three current national partners, is the key provider of mental health services and support in the city.

TOG Mind are currently working on putting together Christmas Hampers. In their Christmas Hampers they are going to have candles, made in the TOG Mind allotments, homemade jams and chutneys made in their Topaz Café, along with cakes, brownies and shortbread homemade in their Café too. TOG would love a team to visit the TOG’s allotments in the Tameside area to help make candles to be included in the hampers. They are currently making melts and using flowers/essential oils to create different fragrances and using all natural ingredients to make these.

 

1121 Happy Hampers!

Challenge group size:  S

Mind

What's the challenge?

Mind, one of our three current national partners, is the key provider of mental health services and support in the city.

TOG Mind are currently working on putting together Christmas Hampers. In their Christmas Hampers they are going to have candles, made in the TOG Mind allotments, homemade jams and chutneys made in their Topaz Café, along with cakes, brownies and shortbread homemade in their Café too. TOG would love a team to help their café staff put together the hampers, this would involve wrapping up the baskets, placing in the jams, chutneys, candles and shortbread/cakes and potentially labelling these up.