The was plenty of Christmas spirit and cheer around the Dorothy Parkes Centre in December as two fundraising initiatives brought in some much needed funds for our Centre.

Volunteers, Chris and Linda, and Centre Administrator, Jodie, helped to create four lovely Christmas hampers for our Christmas Raffle which raised £311.00, mainly via online ticket sales due to lockdown restrictions. Congratulations to winners, Ann Longford, Lisa Bruce, Paul Martin and Mandeep Phull.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Rob, raised an amazing £1,075 following completion of his 100 mile run challenge in December. The mammoth challenge was completed in 22 days, via 17 runs, in 10 different locations throughout the Midlands. Updates were shared via social media and donations came flooding in via our JustGiving page. Rob thanks everybody for the messages of support and donations and wants the money raised to go towards a big free party for the local community once it is safe to do so.