Monday 23 January 2012
Country Range, Major International and Dr Oetker have teamed up with the Care Professionals Benevolent Fund (CPBF) to help raise cash for care workers who have fallen on hard times.
The charity’s “Let’s Do Lunch” campaign is inviting everyone in the care industry to organise a lunch event to help raise much needed funds.
The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund is the registered charity for the care sector and supports current, former and retired care professionals, by providing emergency and essential need grants to relieve financial hardship caused by sickness or life-changing circumstances.
CPBF spokesman Shaun Turner said: “We receive heartbreaking pleas for help on a daily basis. Sometimes all it takes is a very small change in circumstances to tip the balance and turn a manageable situation into an unmanageable one.”
The CPBF are hoping to encourage at least 500 care homes across the country to organise a lunch event between now and the end of March.
“There are lots of different types of lunches to choose from,” Said Shaun. “You could organise a themed lunch at your care home with invited friends and family, a glitzy gathering in a local hotel restaurant or staff could do a “come dine with us” extravaganza in their homes with their colleagues.
“As well as charging people to attend, you could also have a raffle to help raise even more money.”
TV presenter and Patron of the charity Fiona Phillips, is fronting the campaign. She said: “I know I’m definitely not alone when I say how much I love having lunch with friends. And it’s even better when we can do just that and raise money for a good cause at the same time.”
Coral Rose from Principle Sponsor Country Rage said: ‘We are delighted to support the CPBF Let’s Do Lunch campaign. It’s a fun, practical way to create a greater awareness of the CPBF and also to raise the much needed funds for the valuable assistance that the charity provides.”
The CPBF has lots of advice and ideas, including top tips from Michelin starred celebratory chef Michael Caines MBE and Dean Harper resident campaign chef on how to organise the perfect “Let’s Do Lunch”, as well as posters, collection boxes and fundraising packs.
For more information on how to register for your free fundraising pack, or to register your event please call 0845 601 9055 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org