In a heart-warming display of community spirit, Morgan Sindall Clive Booth Project, in collaboration with subcontractors Craft Interior, TClarke, Ross Bros, Elite Aluminium Systems Ltd, McCoy Construction, P AJT Group, and Peabody housing, came together to raise an incredible £10,200 for Leys CDI’s Summer Fun event.
The event, which took place during the Summer holiday from July 31st to August 25th, 2023, aimed to bring joy and smiles to the faces of young children from low-income households in Blackbird Leys. The story began with a conversation between Dennis Owusu ( Social Value Manager ) and Kirk Wheeler, the Charity Manager at Leys CDI. Kirk passionately explained how the funds raised would make a meaningful difference in the lives of these children, and it struck a chord with Steve, Peter from Craft Interior, and others involved.
One of the standout contributions was the provision of 70 hot lunches daily for the young attendees. This ensured that not only were their hearts warmed by the numerous activities but also their bellies. The event featured a diverse range of activities, including swimming, ice skating, arts and crafts, dance workshops, sports, and gaming, creating a kaleidoscope of experiences for the children to enjoy.
Moreover, the dedication of the organisers didn’t stop there. In addition to these activities, regular junior attendees were treated to an extraordinary adventure – a trip to Alton Towers. There, they braved exhilarating ‘white knuckle rides’ like ‘Nemesis,’ ‘Wicker Man,’ and ‘The Smiler,’ a thrilling experience that left the children with unforgettable memories.
A special mention goes to Steve Vaux, Project Director for Clive Booth, who went above and beyond by raising an impressive £4,100 in less than 48 hours. His dedication and commitment to the cause are truly commendable.
This heart-warming initiative demonstrates how collaboration between businesses, subcontractors, and the local community can create lasting and positive impacts. By coming together, Morgan Sindall Clive Booth Project, Craft Interior, TClarke, Ross Bros, Elite Aluminium Systems Ltd, McCoy Construction, P AJT Group, and Peabody Housing have not only raised funds but also created moments of joy, laughter, and unforgettable experiences for he children of Blackbird Leys. We also would like to extend our gratitude to Peabody and HAF who have kindly supported us through the Summer and Easter projects ensuring that children are provided free places and food provision.
Lastly, this uplifting story serves as a testament to the power of unity and compassion in building a brighter future for our communities.