Charity help for hospice
Jun 13 2008 by Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PEOPLE who use day services at Kirklees Council Adult Services Knowl Park House have been taking part in a charity week to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice.
Staff member Jenny Brooke came up with the idea of decorating paper butterflies and selling them at 50p each for charity. All the day centre users are aware of the work of Kirkwood Hospice and it was therefore chosen to be the recipient of the fund-raising effort.
Although the butterfly and flower decorating was aimed at people who use the day services, the staff and visitors have also been involved.
Molly Murphy, who uses services at Knowl Park House, said: “It has been lovely. The money is going to a really worthy cause and we have had a lot of fun with the activity of decorating them. Also, they look really nice as they are going into the garden.”
Clr Margaret Bates, Cabinet Member for Adult Services said: “I’m really impressed with the way everyone has worked together at Knowl Park House to raise much-needed money for the hospice.
“It’s such a worthwhile charity, plus its given people who use our services the opportunity to do something different while enjoying the garden and sunshine.”