Rednose Day at Penrose Croydon

Penrose Croydon held an all-day event which included activities and fun, in which their Service Users were involved and helped to fundraise in celebration of Rednose Day.

The day started with Deputy Managers and Service Users setting the scene by decorating the service with red balloons as well as encouraging staff to dress in red and wear their red noses.

Deputy Manager, Heleana Phillips dubbed the day ‘Penrose Rednose’ and that became the theme for the day. A large banner with Penrose Rednose printed on it was placed at the front where the cake stall was placed, to help to generate sales.

The Occupational Therapist and Recovery Workers along with Service Users, helped to draw in customers ‘Apprentice’ style, and it worked. Customers were charged a nominal 50p per cake from the offerings of homemade cupcakes, Victoria sponge, sandwiches and doughnuts which raised £20 for Comic Relief.

After the cake sale there was in balloon modelling, which they found very therapeutic, as well a karaoke session, and a marshmallow and spaghetti building session where Service Users tried to build a sturdy tower, which lasted all of 10 seconds!

Donations were secured from McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza, which helped to make the occasion a success.

On behalf of Penrose and the Social Interest Group, we thank them both for their contributions.

As a charity, we too rely on donations for those things not covered by our regular funding. So it is heartwarming that staff are prepared to make an effort to support the fundraising efforts of other charities.

Our thanks to the staff and Service Users at Penrose Croydon.