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Young Carers Association 2012

Halloween Fun

At the Head Office we had some early Halloween fun - on Tuesday 30th October we got our witches hats out, our broomsticks and our capes and had some fun and lunch.  Games such as pin the bat on the mummy, apple bobbing and apple snatch race.  This was followed by a lovely lunch from nice heatly soup to bat pizzas, bloody fingers and even screaming strawberries.  Our Chief Executive judged the pumpkin competion.  We had allsorts from cats, mummies and angry birds.  The winner was a fab cat carved into a pumpkin.  We raised £65 which has take our total to over £2200 so we can't wait to hand over the money to such a worthy charity!

Office Olympics

Both main offices had a lively event to tie in with the start of the Olympics, staff were seen hoola hooping , playing football and office swimming.  Together the sites raised over £140 and we also had lunch from the different countries…. What’s next

Name the Dog Contest

For the last few months IFS have been running Name the Dog contests for our customers, those competitions have now finished and we are pleased to report that we have raised £180 for Young Carers.

IFS are now working on a sponsored climb to the top of Scafell Pike, taking with us some furniture to set up a bedroom at the top! We hope this will coincide with the opening of our new projects in Copeland and (hopefully) Barrow too – so we can get publicity for IFS, Young Carers and Impact.

Watch this space….

Jubilee Cream Tea...

A small Jubilee get together on Friday, 1stJune made a contribution of £30.00 to Cumbria Young Carers. Guests who popped in to Kathleen and Nina’s office between 10 and 11 with their morning tea or coffee were treated to cream scones, cup cakes and other fancies…mmmm.

The competition to name the Royal Corgi was won by Morag who correctly guessed that the name of the Corgi was indeed Wallis.

Prizes in the Royal themed quiz went to Duncan and Shirley from CASS, with the booby prize going to Gillian for getting all questions wrong….

(A disqualification was made for the self proclaimed staunch Republican; not for the deliberate attempt to get all questions wrong but for the lewd language and crass undermining of Her Majesty on the question paper, tut tut. (James, it was only a bit of fun)

Though the Red White and Blue dress code was not mandatory, Keith came suited and booted as such, whilst Audrey, Sue and Judith didn’t disappoint waving their Union flag.

At Nook Street we held a Coffee Morning on Thursday 15th March to raise some more funds for the Charity, all staff came up into the kitchen to enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of tea! We raised a total of £82.23 .... and we even had enough cakes to sell on the next day!

Nosh & Natter

Well all staff got together to have some lovely lunch with a wide range of food whilst raising money for our nominated Charity.

Easter Bunny Hunt...

Nook Street went hopping mad last Thursday when they took part in an Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt! People were found running round the building looking for paper bunnies hidden in all areas – as bunnies meant prizes! After a fierce battle, Steve Rostron from Finance was victorious, winning a Thorntons Easter Egg. Everyone who took part also got a chocolate fix, with chocolate goodies kindly donated to the cause. £13.50 was raised and all proceeds went to the Young Carers Charity Pot.

Coffee Morning...

At Nook Street we held a Coffee Morning on Thursday 15th March to raise some more funds for the Charity, all staff came up into the kitchen to enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of tea! We raised a total of £82.23 .... and we even had enough cakes to sell on the next day!

Pancake Time...
 

23rd February seen the launch event for our chosen charity for 2012, our chosen charity is The Young Carers Association in Cumbria. This is a small charity with offices in all parts of the County. The aim of the charity is to provide young people that have to care for a relative, with a day out or a break away from their normal routine.

The head office launched the charity by having some pancake fun. Around 8 members of staff spent the evening before decorating pancakes, Jordan Parker won the best dressed pancake! Staff made homemade pancakes with lots of toppings for staff to choose from. Some of the not so good pancakes were used for a "tossing" competition; staff were carrying out various tricks in order to win this competition such as acrobats and pancakes landing on their faces.

We managed to raise £33 in total which is a great start ... Watch this space for the next events! 

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