Parklands, the CLS-run care home in Poynton, Macclesfield, is set to spread a little warmth this season after raising £770 for charity at its Autumn Fair. The care home, a registered charity itself, held the fair to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society and the Parklands activities fund, which is used to pay for trips and days out for residents of the CLS-run care home.
The Autumn Fair, which is held annually at Parklands, boasted a number of stalls run by the home’s staff and residents, including a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ stand, a tombola, and a raffle. Many of the stands were made possible by prize donations from local business and members of the community. The proceeds from the fair were split evenly between the MS Society and the Parklands activities fund.
Two members of staff at Parklands, Chris and Sue Rowley, asked the care home if it would become involved in their fundraising activities for the MS Society. Chris and Sue, whose son has MS, were thrilled when Parklands agreed to make the MS Society a beneficiary of the home’s Autumn Fair.
Denise Gleaves, Activity Coordinator at Parklands, commented: “The Autumn Fair was a huge success and we were completely bowled over by everyone’s generosity. We’d like to give a big thanks to those who donated prizes and came to visit us on the day. As a registered charity ourselves, we’re committed to supporting good causes and everyone is looking forward to doing so again in the future!”
The MS Society is the UK’s leading Multiple Sclerosis charity. Founded in 1953, the MS Society provides information and support, funds MS research, and campaigns for better treatments and services.