Pennycuick Collins fundraising in 2016

May 16th 2016

In 2015, we held some fantastic events including the Great Pennycuick Collins Bake Off and the Christmas Jumper Day to help raise funds for Magnolia House, a Birmingham Children’s Hospital project, and the Birmingham Freedom Project. We are delighted to announce that we raised £1,770.92 in total during 2015 for charity. This also includes smaller fundraising activities for Children in Need and Jeans for Genes.

 We have decided to focus our support on just one charity in 2016 and have selected Sense – a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind, or have sensory impairments. Sense offer services built around the wishes of each person they support, enabling them to live independent lives.

 Sense was originally founded in Birmingham 60 years ago and they are building a new centre in Selly Oak called TouchBase Pears. The new centre will provide vital services for disabled people in the West Midlands, as well as acting as part of a wide regeneration effort in Birmingham, creating jobs and opportunities for local people. More information about the project can be found here – https://letsbuildtouchbase.org  and general information about Sense can be found at www.sense.org.uk.

 Our first big venture for raising funds for Sense is through participation in their annual RidgeWalk event – 3 of our brave members of staff shall be walking 52 miles in 24 hours across the famous Ridgeway!  More details of this fantastic event and how you can help us to raise funds for this can be found on our Just Giving page – www.justgiving.com/TeamPC-54HR.

 Our Partner Charles Gillett has also been invited to take part in a fundraising trek for Sense in Ethopia this October, and we shall be organizing some further exciting activities throughout the year to help raise even more funds. A big thank you to everyone at Pennycuick Collins for their efforts in 2015 and stay tuned for news of our first fundraising activity of 2016.