This week, people came together at our Shrewsbury office from our Merrington Grange, Highbury House and Fernlea services for an afternoon tea party.
Across Regard, services have been joining together to raise money for Shelter by participating in ‘Regard’s Afternoon Tea Week 2018’.
Our Shrewsbury services took the opportunity to join together with friends, family and the people they support.
Visitors came from across the company, including Emily Goligher from Learning and Development and Stuart Cockle, from Compliance, both who are based at the Kingston office.
The Shrewsbury localities’ Makaton choir utilised the opportunity to perform for everyone, as can be seen in the photographs.
Emily said “I loved getting out of the Kingston office to see everyone and to put some faces to names. The love that all of the staff have for what they do was very clear to see, they all exuded passion, especially when it came to the Makaton choir which I’m so glad I got to see. All of the staff and people they support were so enthusiastic it was a lovely experience.”
Kris Evans, Regional Coordinator for Wales and West also attended the party, he said “Jake Allen, Service Manager at Wem Services even brought along some homemade brownies - as can be seen in the photos, they were delicious, the best brownies I’ve ever tasted”.
The tea party, complete with a wide selection of different tasty snacks raised a fantastic £145 for Shelter which will be able to pay for 14 urgent phone calls to Shelter’s helpline.
Kitty O’Shea, Regard’s representative from Shelter said “Last year, Shelter helped millions of people facing homelessness and bad housing through our free national telephone helpline, online advice platform and our face-to-face services across the country. It is only with the incredible support from individuals and companies like you that we can continue to help even more people find a safe place to call home.”