Local family carers took time out at a breakfast event held at the React Centre in Stevenage on Monday the 13th of October. The event was organised as part of the Britain’s Best Breakfast campaign and was attended by approximately thirty carers who enjoyed a sociable start to the week.
Breakfast butties, muffins and croissants were provided along with a host of fun activities including a quiz and a raffle. Mini treatments were also on offer to promote the need for carers to de-stress and take time for themselves. Donating their time and expertise, students from North Herts College performed hand massages and Monika from Lavender Touch in Stevenage kindly performed head massages.
The breakfast quiz was run by Hayley Lanfear, our Office Administrator and the questions all held a breakfast theme. The winners were awarded a box of chocolates. Separate to the quiz was a set of breakfast food anagrams which the carers enjoyed deciphering.
A raffle was also held with the star prizes being two lovely breakfast hampers donated by The Jordan’s & Ryvita Company. The remaining raffle prizes were generously provided by staff and charity supporters. Sales of raffle tickets raised £138 in total, which will go towards supporting carers.
The Jordan’s & Ryvita Company also very charitably donated a large number of breakfast bars to be distributed in a goody bag to each attending carer. Joanne Carlton-Smith from The Jordan’s & Ryvita Company said, “I’m very happy that we were able to support such an important local charity. Crossroads Care is a great organisation and we wish it all the best in the future.”
Also in the goody bags were products kindly donated from Allied Bakeries in Stevenage, a booklet giving tips on eating a good breakfast and other breakfast goods like jam and tea.
To find out more about the Britain’s Best Breakfast campaign hosted by Carers Trust, please visit the website here.