Halifax education centre raise cash for children's hospice

The Classroom Secrets Team Presenting Forget Me Not with their DonationThe Classroom Secrets Team Presenting Forget Me Not with their Donation
The Classroom Secrets Team Presenting Forget Me Not with their Donation
Halifax's Classroom Secrets have raised over £300 for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as part of a new scheme to support charities and non-profits.

The educational resource provider Classroom Secrets have undergone significant growth since their establishment seven years ago, and their innovative range of educational resources are now used by over 50,000 teachers across the country teaching Key Stage 1 and 2 children.

The funds, which were raised by staff donations as well as charity fundraising days, forms the first part of an initiative to support causes close to the company regularly going forward.

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Claire Riley, CEO of Classroom Secrets, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our team, coming together and taking the initiative to support great local causes.

"We know how vital services like the ones Forget Me Not provide are, for parents as well as children, so to be able to do something together to help that is hugely important to us.

"We’re looking forward to doing even more going forward for our chosen charities.”

Forget Me Not provides palliative and end of life care, respite and short breaks, counselling, bereavement support, play and music therapy to children and families across West Yorkshire.

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The children’s hospice also has a perinatal service, the first of its kind in the UK, supporting families through pregnancy and beyond. Babies are also referred at birth and support can continue up to the age of 19 years.

Gemma Redford, Regional Fundraiser for Forget Me Not, said: “Massive thanks to everyone at Classroom Secrets who got involved to raise money for us.

"Without the support of people and organisations like yours, we simply couldn’t do what we do - helping local children and families make the most of every moment they have together.”

As a charity, its work is almost entirely funded by donations, fundraising and its 14 charity shops – less than 4% of the income it needs comes from government sources.

The company have announced that their next chosen charity will be Andy’s Man Club, the men’s mental health charity that provides support services across the country.