Clearing Out the Wardrobe for Charity

Simply Waste Solutions employees have been having a clear-out of their wardrobes in the name of charity. The clothing donations have raised an incredible £460 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices charity.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. The money raised from these donations could pay for a day of Sparkle Day Care for five children. Families of children and young people with a life-limiting condition often find it difficult to fit in day-to-day activities such as attending appointments, getting the shopping, or simply having a few hours on their own.

At their Hampton hospice, they offer this preschool provision service. Due to the complexity of medical needs, finding a suitable preschool is a challenge for these families. Sparkle Day Care offers a structured multi-sensory curriculum for preschool-age children and follows the Early Years Foundation programme to ensure that each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The children’s progress is documented, ensuring that all planned activities are appropriate for each individual child’s needs. They also keep a scrapbook for each child containing their artwork, photos and achievements.

This is a fantastic start to the fundraising we will continue to do throughout 2018. Shooting Star Chase rely on donations to keep their service running if you would like to find out more information on the work they do or would like to donate please visit their website https://www.shootingstar.org.uk.