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Thanks to the Girls’ Brigade!

June 18, 2015

We’d like to say a special thank you to the 1st Leighton Buzzard Girls’ Brigade.

For the past year, SFCS has been their chosen charity.  Led by the tireless Marilyn Powell, they have organized a range of events and fundraising initiatives to support our work.

On Friday 22nd May, SFCS Family Services Manager Sarah McGrory paid the group a visit.  The Girls’ Brigade presented Sarah with some fantastic new items for our Family Centre, which the group had purchased for us with the money they raised.  The purchases included a range of items to be used in one-to-one therapy, including full-size beanbags, wobble cushions, a sensory dark den and playbox, and some sensory massage jars!

Theraplay gamesSarah spent some time with the girls going through all the items they had bought, explaining why we need them and how they’ll be used.  The girls got to try out some of the equipment themselves, and Sarah led them in a number of games using other Theraplay® equipment!  More photographs from the evening can be found on our Facebook page.

We’re incredibly grateful to the 1st Leighton Buzzard Girls Brigade for their amazing dedication to raising funds for us, and we were delighted to present each of them with a certificate to acknowledge their hard work and support.

There are lots of different ways our supporters can raise funds for us – our Fundraise page is full of ideas, from running marathons and completing sky dives, through to more sedate activities like hosting a dinner party or organising a bake sale.

If you decide to undertake a challenge or host an event to raise funds for SFCS, please don’t forget to tell us about it – we’d love to tell the world about your efforts on our behalf and encourage those all-important donations!

And remember – if all of this sounds too much like hard work, you can still support our important work by simply making a donation.  Thank you all for your generous support!

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