Phoenix fete success

Children, families and staff raise money at special summer event

Phoenix fete success
Phoenix fete success
29 August 2012

Staff and patients from The Phoenix Centre hosted a summer fete in August to raise money for the charity CAMFED.

Young people from both The Phoenix Centre and The Darwin Centre for Young People, based at Ida Darwin, Fulbourn, helped to manage and run the event on the day, including the running of stalls and making items in which to sell. Activities included a raffle, treasure hunt, face painting and nail salon. There were various stalls including a cake stall, book stall, plant and flower stall and bric-a-brac stall.

The event was well attended by Trust staff as well as families and friends of the young people from both centres. Chief Executive Atilla Vegh and new Chariman David Edwards also attended the event.

A fantastic £440 was raised for CAMFED and a huge thank you goes out to all the young people and staff who got involved and helped to make the event so successful. CAMFED fight poverty and AIDS by educating girls and empowering young women. More than 1,451,600 children in impoverished areas of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi have benefited from CAMFED's innovative education programs.

A special thanks go to teacher Mary Ward for coming up with the idea and also Healthcare Assistant Lisa Osbourne, from The Phoenix Centre, who ensured the success of the event through her thorough planning and preparation! A final thank you to all the young people who helped. It is inspiring to see young people wanting and succeeding in helping to raise money for such a worthy cause.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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