Sweet idea

Local businesses are being encouraged to take part in 'Chocolate for Charity' for Valentine's Day

The heart will then be gift wrapped to be enjoyed by its creator or gifted to a Valentine.

"This is a fun way for people to celebrate Valentine's Day and raise money for The Children's Centre at the same time," says Lisa. "For just £5 per heart, we provide the hearts and all decorating and packaging material, and your employees' imagination does the rest!"

In order to take part, businesses should contact Lisa on 01624 676076 or email before Friday 29th January to book their decorating slot during the 'Chocolate for Charity' event, which will take place from 8th to 11th February.

To help stimulate people's creativity, The Children's Centre is also appealing for volunteers with a flair for cake decorating and chocolate art to offer their expertise at the 'Chocolate for Charity' events.

"This is a great team building event," says Lisa, "and last year lots of people surprised themselves with the designs they produced. For 2016 we'd like
​ ​some talented cake decorators to join in and give teams the opportunity to get even more creative. If you'd like to offer your skills to help the Children's Centre ​then please ​call me or my colleague Lucy on 676076. We'd love to hear from you!"

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week