it’s been a while since my last post as it’s been utter chaos at work so I haven’t had time to think, let alone type, but it’s all been in a good cause as we have decided to do something to help others this Halloween.
Halloween isn’t the spectacle in the UK that it is in the US but we have decided to raise money for a local charity and have some spooky fun whilst we do it. We are raising money to support The Clocktower Sanctuary, who do lots for local homeless youth in Brighton, but who don’t get the press that some of the larger charity’s do.
What are we doing?
Everything we can think of!!
We are getting sponsored to get our faces painted like ghouls and ghosts, we are paying to play lots of silly games in the office, like pin the spider on the web and apple bobbing. We are converting our training room, Room 101, into a vampires lair, we are having a pumpkin carving competition and we are even having a devilishly tasty bake off!!
And Why are we doing it?
We are really lucky, we get to do work we love with people we love. We are safe, secure and have homes to go home to at night. Our biggest problems are where do ‘we go for lunch?’ , not ‘where do we sleep at night?’ or ‘are we going to eat?’ So we thought it was about time we did something to help those people who don’t have it so easy.
So why am I telling you this?
Each Halloween we happily handout treats to kids whose parents have helped them get dressed up for fun. For the rest of the year we walk past kids in the street, also begging for something, but who aren’t threatening a trick if we don’t help. The difference is these kids haven’t been so lucky.
I’m sitting in my warm lounge waiting for my roast to come out of the oven and it hit me. With the storm coming tonight in the UK we have battened down the hatches and are snuggled away till it passes but for homeless kids it really could be life or death.
And how can you help?
It’s simple really…we will be raising money throughout this week. We will be walking through Brighton in our Zombie best so if you see us out and about then come and sponsor us. If you are nowhere near but want to make a difference to others then you can sponsor us on our just giving page.
This Halloween we are doing what we can to help, but at the same time, we are going to have loads of fun doing it. Whatever you do this Halloween BE FLABULOUS!!