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New Swishing event raises over £100

The launch of CCPA’s new fundraising Posh, Party and Prom Swishing raised over £100 when ladies from as far as North Wales came in search of a fabulous party outfit on a shoestring budget!

Held at the Moat House Hotel, Stafford on 5 June the Swishing event saw guests enjoying mini make-overs, facials, manicures and free hair styling.  Local businesses including Top Cut salons ensured that the event had a glitzy and glamourous feel.

Rachael Olley, Operational Manager at CCPA explains “The aim of the Posh, Party and Prom Swish was to give our guests a special treat as they discovered their new party outfit on the rails. The money we raised on the evening will enable us to continue to support local families who children have had a cancer diagnosis.”

CCPA’s Annual Conference

“A really good opportunity to discuss ideas on how we can all work more effectively together”

CCPA’s annual Conference gathered our membership organisations and professionals working with charities that share the goal of improving the lives of children and young people with cancer, survivors and their families.

The day long conference on 19 May in Leicester offered delegates a number of different training sessions including learning more about mindfulness, fundraising and using social media.  Overwhelming though, was the feedback from delegates that said how much they valued network and meeting other people from charities, both large and small, within the childhood cancer sector.

Rachael Olley, CCPA’s Operational Manager said “It was a fabulous day and the CCPA Board and I got a real sense of the direction we should be heading and our value to our members in enabling them to network and develop.”

Pupils learn about careers in the charity sector

CCPA fundraisers Rachael and Amanda talked to pupils from Weston Road Academy, Stafford, last week about careers in the charity sector.

Year 8 and 9 pupils were able to to talk to employers and businesses from across Staffordshire when the school hosted a careers fair hosted by Your Future Careers Fairs. The event gave CCPA an opportunity to not only talk about the work it does to support families and young people, but also provide information about what its really like to work as a fundraiser.

Rachael said “We were delighted to be invited to take part in the careers fair as many people don’t even realise that working with in the voluntary sector is a career option. We were very impressed with the students we met and the questions they asked us.”

Tesco’s donate gifts for Father’s Day

Tesco Stafford recently donated gift-sets to CCPA which will be ideal for the charity to give to dads this Father’s Day.

Fathers need support when their child is ill. They too need words of advice and practical support at this difficult time. That’s why the donation of gifts from Tesco will help CCPA recognising the role that Dads play in supporting their families and children with gifts on their special day.

Debbie Green from Tesco said “We like to support as many local charities and groups as possible. I meet Rachael from CCPA during a ‘meet and greet’ I arranged. She told me about the charity and why it had been set up. As they are a small charity doing a great job to support the people of Stafford who need their help, I am really happy to be in a position to help.”