An enterprising group of young unemployed people recently raised over £250 for Willowbrook Hospice.
The group were part of the ‘Step Up to Employment’ project, a subsidiary of the Ways to Work Programme which supports local people into work through job search, coaching and mentoring, paid work experience, training and skills development, and information, advice, and guidance.
During the project, members of the group took part in a 3 week work experience placement before planning and organising a charity raffle to raise money for the Prescot based hospice.
As part of the fundraiser, the group had to visit local businesses in an attempt to source prizes.
Lyn Clark, manager of the Living Well shop supported members of the group throughout their challenge. Lyn said: “The team worked really hard and put together a great fundraising event in less than a week.”
It was really lovely to see how the fundraiser helped build the group’s confidence, especially as some of them were initially a bit intimated by the idea of asking local businesses for raffle prizes. By the end of the day, even the most shy person in the group was happy to chat to anyone about their fundraiser and they managed to bag some fantastic prizes.”
“On behalf of Willowbrook Hospice, I’d like to thank everyone who helped organise the event and all the businesses who generously donated raffle prizes.”