A great thank you to the youngsters at Solihull Lodge for nominating ACEF as their main charity and raising £300 at their Summer Games. The day provided a great chance for the children to get together and compete in a range of sports. It was also fun-packed with lots of fund-raising stalls and activities such as a tombola, name the teddy, cupcakes, etc with prizes offered by local businesses. The activities raised £300 for ACEF and also provided a donation to the Meningitis Trust too!
Solihull Lodge is a Children’s Home, part of DMR Services, providing care to looked after children. There are three homes in the group supporting 17 youngsters. Following a visit by Liz Formby to Solihull Lodge, the staff used the information about the children at Brainhouse Academy to explore diversity and the differences between childrens’ lives around the world.
We hope the relationship will continue too following the involvement of some of the youngsters as volunteers at the Fun Day and as participants and marshals at the ACEF Charity Bike Ride.