The Bretton Centre run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has helped raise nearly £500 for BBC Children in Need appeal.
For the last six years staff and services users at the Bretton Centre have been doing their bit to raise vital funds to help children across the country.
After the weekly community meeting on the Thornhill and Ryburn wards service users decided that they would like to support the appeal again and a planning meeting was held between the service users and activity co-ordinators.
A long list of possible fundraising options were discussed and it was decided it was important to include as many service users and staff as possible.
One of the events which took place was a stall at the Oasis Centre. The stall had a tombola / prizes and cakes and confectionary made by the service users.
Additional to the event at Fieldhead, the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust were kind enough to offer their support to fundraising by allowing staff and service users from the Bretton Centre to hold a stall outside their busy canteen.
A member of the group was disguised as a dog and passers by were encouraged to show their support by naming the dog and making a donation.
Both stalls were extremely popular and received lots of positive comments.
Chris Nolan who co-ordinated some of the activities said, "The day was enjoyed by all who took part and it turned out to be a great way to raise money for this worthy while cause. It was also a good example of partnership working between service users and staff and the SWYPT and Mid York’s NHS Trust."
Fraser Watson, who also helped arrange events, said, "It is important to help support Children in Need as it helps so many young people and children across the UK. Children in Need provides support to thousands of children experiencing homelessness, abuse and serious illness, and they couldn’t do this without fundraising like this."
People were very generous and all the efforts of service users and staff were rewarded with a grand total of £ 470 for Children in Need. The Bretton Centre would like to thank all staff, service users and students that took part and for all the donations received on the day.