We all like a fancy dress party, but our guys got more than they bargained for during our annual visit to the Children Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT), where we have been busy helping out at one of their Christmas parties.
CAFT, based in Cheshire, is a beautiful country farmhouse that has been specifically built to provide programmes for ill, disabled and disadvantaged kids in the North West.
At Christmas, the Adventure Farm becomes a winter wonderland where these kids can leave their problems at the door and enjoy a wide range of fun activities including a visit to Santa’s Grotto.
It was down to us to provide the entertainment… And we don’t do things by half!
Four of our team dressed up as a Christmas tree, reindeer, polar bear and CAFTs very own mascot, Bobby. Our team of top turns then really got going, employing a surreal mix of method acting and boyband like charisma into their song and dance routine to some classic Christmas songs while the snow machine blasted snowflakes across the courtyard.
We probably didn’t pass the X Factor audition but the kids loved it; and we love to help out and see the fantastic work our friends at CAFT do first hand.
But that’s not all we have been up to.
As our nominated charity we love doing things for CAFT no matter how daft or not so daft, whether it’s cake sales, walking into volcanos, golf days or jumping out of planes.
Next up Danielle Jones, Nick Gardiner, co-owner Grant Barton and his wife Julie are literally going that extra mile for CAFT, having signed up for the Costa Rica C2C Bike ride. They will cycle 500km across Costa Rica from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean coast in just 8 days. We’re not sure if there’s a yellow jersey on offer… I’m sure they’ll just settle for a beer at the finish!
The fund raising is already going full pelt with pub quizzes, a bag packing day at Sainsbury’s and sponsored dog walking to name but three.
If you would like to help the guys reach their target, please visit our a dedicated just-giving page at www.justgiving.com/company/addpeople