This weeks blog is a update from Helen our community magpie, who shares with us about what Magpies Nest have been doing this Spring.
The first community event we organised this year was our scarf collection in March at our Spring & Summer scarf event. We collected in your old scarves that you didn’t like or want any more. We collected in 60 scarves that we were able to donate to the Women’s refuge.
In April we took part in “Aspirational April Week” at Wildbank Primary School. The idea behind the week is for adults to share their work with a group of children. Ashlie and I went in and gave a small presentation about Magpie’s Nest and the sort of skills you would need to work in our shop. The session lasted an hour with a paper based work that linked into our presentation. We had a great time, and it was really nice to share with the children some of our favourite products, and hopefully they were inspired:)
We also organised a charity Easter raffle for Willow Wood Hospice, we were all getting a little competitive selling tickets! As ever you got behind the idea and helped us to raise £246.09, which was a fantastic result and one lucky winner got a great little Easter hamper full of Magpies Nest goodies.
Currently we are volunteering with Tameside Loves Reading scheme which see’s us go into local schools and support children to improve their reading ability, as well as increase their enjoyment of reading! This is such a worthwhile cause as reading is such a important life skill, and we all love reading a good book here at the Nest.
We also made donations to Willow wood Hospice Flower festival, Wild Bank Primary school, Cheshire Cheese Hyde (The Christie Kick Out cancer Event), Cancer walk in the park event and St Georges School.
I am working on the next few projects and events which I’ll share with you over the next few months. Thank you again for your support of our community initiatives and fundraisers. If you have anything you think we might be able to help with please email me firstname.lastname@example.org mark the email FAO Helen.