On Monday 21st December Avante Care & Support Head Office Staff at De Gelsey House, Faversham, held their annual charity raffle, where all proceeds raised go to the charitable fund for Avante Care & Supports residents and clients to benefit.
The Charitable fund provides extra activities and events for residents and service users, which are more than the usual activities and day trips that regularly take place across the services. For example one resident previously visited the 02 arena to see her favourite singer, Sir Cliff Richard perform and another group of residents had a weekend away at the seaside. All of these extra activities have been supported by the charitable fund, which Head Office staff regularly top up with various fund raising activities throughout the year.
The charity raffle started with a buffet lunch where all food was either bought or home baked by staff. There was also a Christmas jumper and Bauble competition which many staff took part in with Frances Lake, PA to the Director of Quality Standards & Compliance, won first prize.
The raffle then took place which included an array of top prizes including three IPads, IPod shuffle, seven luxury hampers, Champagne, books, chocolates and much much more.
Lyndsay Hopper, Marketing Manager said, “I would like to thank all staff who supported the raffle and well done to everyone who won prizes. I am pleased to announce the Christmas raffle and competitions have raised ove£500 for the charitable fund which is an amazing sum of money, so thank you all.”