Making a difference for Parkinson’s UK
We had the pleasure of welcoming Anna Baldwin from Parkinson’s UK to Drake House assembly this week to present the charity with a cheque for £1,160. The boys of Drake House chose Parkinson’s UK as their nominated charity this year as the cause is very close to the hearts of two of Drake House’s boys. Anna was able to give the boys an insight into the work that Parkinson’s UK does to help those affected by the condition and their families, and also speak about how the money raised will help.
The fundraising initiative chosen was designing and creating bespoke Christmas decorations and the boys from Drake set about the project with gusto in November and December. Orders flooded in from the families of Davenies and whilst the older boys took on the task of creating the bespoke decorations, the younger boys delivered the decorations with enthusiasm. The end results being raising £660 from sales, with Friends of Davenies donating a further £500 to make a very impressive total. Well done Drake House!