Carers Walk n’ Talk
Back in October 2016, our ranger team organised a special event which took place in the evening around our lower lake. We invited our local community to join us in remembrance of those who are no longer with us. Working with Cruse Bereavement Charity, we created several hundred origami boats which visitors could personalise with their own messages, before setting them afloat on the lake with a candle.
The event raised more than £170 for Cruse Bereavement Charity, and we received a lot of positive feedback for the event. It is our intent to continue this event around the same time this year.
During the 2016 festive season, the team in Birkenhead Park organised a number of charitable ventures, organising a raffle and a “Name the Bear” competition in order to raise some money for the Arrowe Park Premature Birth Unit. In total, the team raised over £200 for this good cause.
Our biggest achievement for our Christmas charitable activities by far was a lunch specially laid out for the elderly at risk this winter. Organised by our Ranger Team, we invited 30 elderly residents from nearby areas to have a Christmas meal on us, held in our function room. We received a number of donations from individuals and numerous businesses in Birkenhead with food, vouchers and items to put into our special care hampers, to help our guests during the cold winter.