VIPs locked up at Lacock to raise charity cash
3:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013 in Latest News
Businesspeople from across Wiltshire face being consigned to Santa’s Naughty List this Christmas, unless they can raise funds to help vulnerable families.
A group of volunteers will be locked up in the grotto at Whitehall Garden Centre on November 19, as part of a campaign for Action for Children’s Wiltshire Families First service.
While held in the grotto, the VIPs will have just a mobile phone, laptop and their own contacts to raise the £250 needed to get off the naughty list and secure their freedom.
Shelagh Hillier, fundraiser at Action for Children, said: “It’s a fantastic way to meet new contacts in out-of-the-ordinary circumstances at the same time as helping support our work with vulnerable children and their families in Wiltshire.
“Our ambition is to raise more than £2,500 to fund the setting up of an allotment, so families can work together to grow their own food, learn about nutrition and enjoy fun and therapeutic outdoor activities.”
The charity’s Wiltshire Families First service provides home-based support for families, who are often in rural isolation, struggling with poverty and facing other challenges.
For more information on how to take part in this event or to nominate your boss, contact Shelagh Hillier on 07930 341503, or email Shelagh.Hillier@actionforchildren.org.uk