Thrill Seekers Take on a Challenge for Childrens Hospital
On Saturday 22 September even the sun came out to support Lichfield Ladies Circle Charity Challenge Day at Whitemoor Lakes near Alrewas. The event, held in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which celebrates its 150thanniversary this year, saw 18 teams from local firms and organisations compete in a number of taxing challenges, such as archery, zip wire, abseiling and rock climbing. The day came to an end after a thrilling race on homemade rafts which saw the Lichfield Fire Fighters paddle to victory.
The younger generation were also well catered for, with extreme indoor games and campfire activities taking place for children and a number of stalls set up with fun and games such as welly wanging, hook-a-duck and a sweetie tombola. Lichfield Ladies Circle Fundraising Officer Sue Kershaw said “Everyone had such a fun day pushing themselves out of their comfort zones on the challenges. The competitors achieved a great sense of satisfaction personally, whilst also fundraising for such a worthy cause. We hope to do the same again next year”.
Thanks to the generosity of those who took part and those who came along to watch and support friends and colleagues, just over £1,300 was raised for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Hospital Trustee Sue Jay said “on behalf of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charities, I am delighted to thank Lichfield Ladies Circle for their brilliant efforts to support us. The hospital is currently celebrating 150 years and inevitably it’s needs grow, happily our fundraising goes from strength to strength. The support of groups like Ladies Circle is highly valued by us all and once again we particularly thank everyone for their hard work”.
Lichfield Ladies Circle were proud to support the invaluable work being done by the Children's Hospital. If anyone is interested in joining Lichfield Ladies Circle in order to fundraise and put something back into our community please visit www.lichfieldladiescircle.co.uk.