Widnes scheme Ramps up the Red
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities
Naughton Fields staff
Staff and customers from Halton Housing Trust’s extra care scheme, Naughton Fields raised close to £200 during the British Heart Foundations ramp up the red day.
Both staff and customers got involved with activities, from baking and selling cakes to wearing red clothes, a delicious cake was also raffled to raise money for the cause. Customers made cakes which were then sold with the proceeds donated to The British Heart Foundation.
Gary McDonnell, owner of the Olive Tree Bistro wore a Liverpool shirt, which was a challenging task as Gary is a devoted Everton fan. The scheme’s salon, Atrina Beauty offered red painted nails for £10, half of which was donated to the charity.
Angela Deakin, Scheme Manager said: “It was an excellent day, with lots of fun and activities, we managed to raise awareness of the British Heart Foundation’s research and we also raised an impressive donation of £200. It was great seeing staff and customers pull together for such a worthy cause.
“It’s a real sense of achievement knowing that you have helped with the fight against heart conditions. Our community pulled together and had a good day.”
For more information on the British Heart Foundation please see their website www.bhf.org.uk