Connecting in our Community
Leading up to the World Challenge trip to Romania in July, the group of 7 AKS students had raised money to aid with the project whilst on expedition. To raise the money, the group helped the PFA to run the school car-boot sales, as well as running a stall at the Easter Fayre. A significant portion to the money raised was given to Romanian charities to help house and feed young Romanian children and within the project to build and paint an outdoor classroom facility for a children’s home.
After the World Challenge trip the group had raised additional money and felt it appropriate to support a local charity, to give benefits to children closer to home. The group decided on Brian House, a specialist unit within Trinity Hospice specialising in palliative care for children.
When donating the cheque for £508.98 the challengers were shown around the facility, after the event Alex said about his experience. “We were shown all around the House; from the kitchen and specially equipped bedrooms, to the sensory room and corridor, followed by the recreational spaces. The whole Hospice had a homely feel, free of the obvious medical equipment found in a ward, as it is designed to do. This feeling was immediately present and continued through every room ensuring the children always feel comfortable and never in a strange environment. We found the experience very humbling and it is great to see the fantastic work that the charity does for families they support.”
The students were all very thankful to Trinity Hospice for allowing them to visit and hope the donation will help maintain their crucial work to support young people and their families.