Local NHS Trust supporting Children in Need


A local mental health unit, run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is holding a number of stalls today to raise money for Children in Need.

The event is taking place in the Oasis cafe, Fieldhead, Ouchthorpe Lane between 10am – 4pm and members of staff are invited to attend.

Both service users and staff from the low secure forensic service based at the Bretton Centre, Fieldhead, Wakefield, will be manning the stalls, which include games and cake sales, all in aid of charity.

The tasty treats on sale will be baked on site by service users and then sold to support young people and children across the UK who have suffered hardships, difficulties or disadvantages of some kind.

The Bretton centre is for men from Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield with severe mental health conditions who require care under low secure conditions. It is made up of four wards and provides an inpatient pathway from admission through to discharge.

Activity coordinator Fraser Watson, who has 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. "

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. The annual telethon is one of the highs of the BBC calendar and plenty of activities take place all across the UK around this time to help raise those crucial pennies to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Last year the BBC Children in Need Appeal raised over £38 million and for every penny given to the charity, a penny will go towards projects helping disadvantaged children in the UK.

Every year thanks to public donations from events such as this at the Bretton Centre, Children in Need is able to provide support to thousands of youngsters aged 18 and under.

Local NHS Trust supporting Children in Need

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