We are thrilled to announce it has raised more than £9,100 for charity in 2022, a huge increase on the previous year.
Our Park managed to raise money for our chosen Warrington charity, Walton Lea Partnership.
Walton Lea Partnership provides a variety of activities and supported learning opportunities for adults and young people with learning disabilities living in the region, accessible at its two sites in Walton Lea Victorian Walled Garden and Walton Gardens Conservatory Range.
The charitable sum was raised through a series of challenges and events taking part across the Park, including the annual DuckFest which raised a total of £2,463. Another big fundraiser for the park was the 42-mile Bike Ride completed by 15 of our team, raising just under £2,000.
More recently, our occupiers joined in on wreath making and a ‘family film’ show, again to encourage donations to the Walton Lea Partnership.
Alongside the donation total, our team has helped the charity with the installation of new lights and sockets at Walton Lea’s headquarters and café area.
We were able to donate an additional £2,500 this year in comparison to 2021, with lockdown restrictions finally easing allowing the opportunity to host more activities on-site, as opposed to virtual events.
Following a successful partnership, we have decided to continue supporting the Warrington charity throughout 2023. We thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the charity and wanted to support its great work for even longer.
A spokesperson for Walton Lea Partnership commented: “We’ve been very lucky to be supported by Birchwood Park this year and all our staff are incredibly grateful to hear that the Park will be continuing to partner with us in 2023. Birchwood Park hosts a number of fantastic fundraisers and we’re looking forward to see what the team has planned in the coming months.”
Facilities Co-ordinator here at Birchwood Park, Elaine Hoult added: “We’re proud to have raised over £9,100 for the brilliant Walton Lea Partnership.
“As a result of the lockdown restrictions, footfall was significantly reduced in 2021, contributing to less events and ultimately fewer donations. However, last year we were able to get things back to normal and invite people far and wide to come along and visit our Park, as well as welcoming back our occupier staff who had previously worked from home.
Elaine continued: “We’ve got a busy 2023 schedule planned for our occupiers and visitors, which will give us the chance to continue with a number of fundraising activities to encourage donations to Walton Lea Partnership, as well as offering some great activities for people to get involved in.”