Heather Jupp is the Service Manager at both Wren Park and Livingstone Road our acquired brain injury services. Heather and her team thought that it would be fun for the two ‘sibling services’ to join together in order to raise money for YoungMinds by throwing a picnic together.
Regard has a long history of charity fundraising, with staff and the people we support voting annually for a charity we wish to support. Last year over £7,000 was raised and donated to the charity MIND.
Staff and the people we support joined together at Wren Park in Whytleafe and everyone got along wonderfully. Everyone was hoping the rain would stay away after so much organisation and excitement; the weather warnings did not dampen the spirits of the team! Jan Cartmell, Business Development Director and Matthew Boyd, who work in the Kingston office, also came to the picnic.
Some of the people we support showed of their musical talents by performing alongside James, the musical therapist for both services. Everyone was surprised to see these secret talents as they had not performed in front of anyone before!
Heather brought along some hula hoops for everyone to have a go with, which was very entertaining. It was a lovely surprise to see so many of the people we support getting involved in this.
The day could not have gone better and had an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere. It was great to see how well the two services mixed together considering they had never met before.
Ali, the service administrator at Wren Park said: “We are already thinking of other joint events that we can do as it was so much fun. Well done to the staff who made it an amazing day, team work can produce great results keep it up.”