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Cygnet Raglan House Fundraising for Children in Need

This article has been written by Asmah, a service user at Cygnet Raglan House in Birmingham. Thank you Asmah for this piece.

My name is Asmah and I am currently a service user at Cygnet. I am the People’s Council representative for our hospital.

Staff and service users from Raglan House collaborated to fundraise for Children in Need on Friday 19th November 2021.

A range of activities included making jewellery to sell, pamper sessions, Pudsey fancy dress outfits for a contribution to the charity, and cake baking and decorating by service users to raise further funds for Children In Need.

Therapy Co-ordinators, Fartun and Samina dressed as Pudsey bear for Children In Need and participated in a sponsored silence and sponsored no smiling for an hour respectively to raise further funds. Whichever one of them failed was pelted with flour! Staff and service users donated generously for this.

The day was designed to have fun whilst also thinking of the less fortunate. Service users and staff, including the (silly) staff, bravely walked around the local area on a sponsored walk where members of the public gave donations. It generated a lot of interest and support from local businesses around the area as well. A prize raffle was also completed to raise further funds with a service winning a toy teddy bear as a prize.

On our travels in the local area, the two staff members dressed as Pudsey twins also were approached by a mother with 2 twin babies dressed the same and agreed to have a picture and agreed for us to post them.

In total £370.41 was raised!

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