Fundraising success for local children and young people’s mental health service

by CWP News - 28 November 2018

Children and young people currently under the care of CWP’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CAMHS), based in Chester, recently took part in a number of fundraising activities to raise money for Children in Need and Remembrance Day.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) staff at Ancora House – a child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit based in Chester – joined a number of young people currently staying on the unit in cycling the equivalent of over 360 miles and selling handmade cards and bracelets in an effort to raise money for Children in Need.

Together, they raised over £95 for the BBC charity and met their target of cycling from Ancora House to Menin Gate in Belgium!

Kizzy, one of the young people involved, said: “It was good to take part in raising money for Children in Need because everyone contributed and it brought us all together in fundraising for other young people in need.”

The Participation Lead at Ancora House, Clair Josting-Moulder, added: “The young people really got behind this great cause and enjoyed the whole week of activities which was great to see. It was also a great chance to promote healthy physical activity with the virtual rickshaw challenge as it encouraged young people to enjoy participating in exercise.”

In addition, the young people made a poppy display for Remembrance Day, which they displayed at Ancora House reception.

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