We’re delighted to have donated £1000 to Happy Days Children’s Charity, nearby to our Brunswick Gate development in Lower Stondon, to aid its work supporting vulnerable children during the pandemic.
Based in Hitchin, Happy Days works with local communities to provide vital breaks, holidays and residential trips for children aged three to 17-years-old with additional needs, including learning difficulties, physical or mental disabilities and life limiting illnesses, and children who have been abused, bereaved or act as carers.
The money will be used to fund a special theatre day for a local special educational needs school in Stevenage, which supports physically and neurologically impaired children aged from three to 18-years-old, including pupils with a sensory loss, medical condition or associated difficulty in learning.
The theatre day will include a performance of The Secret Garden for the children to enjoy once lockdown restrictions allow. Happy Days has prepared an alternative version of the performance which will involve fewer actors and employ extra screens and sound, in keeping with social distancing and limiting the number of visitors going into the school.
Rob Cox, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Happy Days, said: “We’re so very grateful to have the support of Mulberry Homes as they mark their 10-year anniversary. This donation is hugely appreciated, especially during a difficult fundraising climate as we try to continue our vital work supporting brave children who need our help more than ever before.
“We’re still here, still helping and still coming up with new and creative ways to provide fun and educational activities to support the wellbeing and development of some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities, whilst also keeping them socially distanced and safe. What a difference a day makes and what a difference this donation will make. A heartfelt thank you to Mulberry Homes for their kindness and generosity.”
Kerry Jones, Sales Director at Mulberry Homes, said: “I’m very proud that we’re able to support Happy Days Children’s Charity and fund a wonderful theatre experience for these children to enjoy, giving them something to look forward to after such a difficult year. As all schools across the country have had to alter the way they operate due to the pandemic, these pupils will have experienced many changes in their lifestyles and it’s now more important than ever to provide them with exciting, special days that they can treasure.”
The donation comes as part of our 10-year anniversary campaign, in which we’re committed to donating a total of £10,000 to charities and organisations local to our developments throughout 2021.
For more information on Happy Days, visit https://www.happydayscharity.org/.