As part of the Maxi development course 2019 Myself, Hannah Burgess, Keely swift and Jordan Welsby chose to raise Money together for The Honey rose foundation due to the astounding work each member of the charity does, specializing in providing terminally ill adults over the age of 40 a special wish.
We also worked closely with Lynn Duffy and the charity to organise numerous events. Individually, we have each experienced a close family member over the age of 40 sadly pass away or suffer from a terminal illness. Although we are aware this charity has been covered numerous times on the development course, we seen this as a chance to personally challenge ourselves and create more awareness for the charity and all the good they do.
Working as a team we decided on numerous events that we would take part in; the first plan was to set up a Just giving page which we each promoted on different social media websites. A week or so after we then signed up to complete the Gung-Ho 5K obstacle courses, this was held at Chester race course in May. Secondly, we held a tombola stall at the Newton-Le-Willows town show in the summer, the prizes ranged from Alcoholic spirits to bottles of cleaning products but due to them all being hidden in bottle bags nobody knew what they had won until they opened the bag. We also included children’s prizes, toiletries and chocolates in the tombola. After the Second event was completed, we had a meeting with the charity to discuss what would be the most successful way to raise more money and make more awareness. This included the ideas of the two final events, the charity Golf day was held at Southport links golf club and was played in teams of four, Both John Gaskell and Tony Cliff from the Tesco Secondary department also took part in this event. After working closely with the charity team, we were very fortunate to organise the final event, a Race night to be held at the Honey Rose foundation function room which also included a prize raffle.
Myself and Hannah Burgess were lucky enough to take part in the first development scheme of 2019. Sharing both of our personal stories and the reason why we chose this charity with other colleagues was personally challenging and emotional but also very rewarding to raise more awareness of the great work The Honey Rose carry out daily. After presenting to the Chairman and managing director we were also very honored to receive a donation of £500.00 off Maxi Haulage. In total so far, we have managed to raise £4630.00 to date, we are currently planning a quiz night which will include a silent auction to take place within the next six months. Both of us look forward to continuing to work closely with the Charity in the future.