We’re pleased to announce that The Window Co’s chosen Charity of The Year for 2018 is CAFT – The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.
We’ve known about the trust and all the hard work Helen and the team put in for a number of years. We have donated to friends that have been raising funds for them and we’ve always known we would make them our chosen charity one year.
Who Are CAFT & What Do They Do?
CAFT provide a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.
The needs of the children visiting the adventure farm range from complex and severe physical and learning disabilities, sensory impairments and terminal illnesses through to children who act as carers for a family member, those dealing with bereavement and children who have been victims of abuse.
The Adventure Farm is a lifeline to children who are in desperate need. They pride themselves on bringing a little light and fun into the lives of children who have known terrible hardships at such an early age.
We want to raise over £8000 as we would like to sponsor a holiday for 15 children. It costs approximately £8,625 to bring a group of 15 children (£575 per child) to CAFT for a 5 day holiday.
How Will We Raise It?
We have two car washes planned with the first taking part on the 25th March and the second on July 15th. We’ve raised over £1000 at previous car washes and now we have a bigger car park and a more prominent location I’m sure we can top that.
It’s not only running that will be pushing the team’s fitness levels. 10 of us have signed up for the Manchester to Blackpool 60 mile bike ride on Sunday 8th July.
Last but not least and after a year off the famous Window Co Rock ‘n’ Roll night will be back in summer. BBQ, music and beers!
There will be other events in-between these as and when they occur but for now, I think that’ll do… Best get into the garage and dusting off the saddle on my bike…