In The Community
We are fortunate to receive support from a large variety of Community Groups from throughout the North West. This support is provided in a number of ways, including adopting us as a charity of the year, making us beneficiary of fundraising events and sponsoring a child to visit here.
We actively encourage groups to visit our facilities. This enables them to see how their money is being spent and to appreciate the huge difference it makes.
There are lots of ways your organisation could support The Children's Adventure Farm Trust, so help us to help you and have a glance through some of our suggestions...
Here at CAFT, we work very closely with a limited number of selected schools in a fantastic, mutually beneficial way. Not only do we benefit from the pupils’ fundraising, but the school and pupils themselves benefit through their interaction with us and the children who come here. The pupils gain valuable life lessons and experience and are able to put into practise some of their school projects and lessons in a variety of ways such as Enterprise Week, working in the community, charity and PSHE work.
For example we have had close links with Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and Alderley Edge School for Girls over the last few years, during which time they have raised a substantial amount of money and helped many sick, disadvantaged and disabled local children. We have also been so pleased to welcome some of their pupils for visits, work experience and team builds. Some of the pupils have also carried out their Duke of Edinburgh training/experience here at the Adventure Farm. The Drama group from AESG even participated in our Christmas party programme in 2011 by dressing up as Christmas mascots (a fabulous 7ft reindeer and snowman!) and entertaining the children during their magical day at CAFT.
If your school may be interested in becoming involved and adopting CAFT us your charity of the year, or if you have another long term project in mind, please contact Rob Bashforth to discuss this further on 01565 830 053.
As a Golf Club, there are a number of ways in which you can support The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. Here are some examples of the type of support we have received in the past:
- Donating prizes - We hold a number of exclusive fundraising events throughout the year and are always looking for high quality prises for our auctions. Maybe you could donate a round of golf or item of merchandise?
- Attend an Event - Well the easy one has to be the golf day! Why not enter a team for a brilliant day on a prestigious course! See our Events Page for more details
- By nominating CAFT to be beneficiary of a Golf Day organised by your club
- Nominating CAFT to be the adopted Charity of the Year
- Collecting presents for our Christmas toy appeal from fellow members of the Golf Club
- Placing collection tins in the Golf Club to generate income and raise awareness
- Organising events on behalf of CAFT through the Clubs Sports and Social Committee
Groups & Associations
There are numerous ways in which your group can help and support The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. We recognise that each individual group is different; therefore we are always keen to develop new relationships and to accommodate new ideas.
Here are some examples of how different groups currently lend their support:
- Holding sponsored events such as swimathons and walks with CAFT being the beneficiary
- Donating new toys and selection boxes for our Christmas Party Programme
- Holding events on behalf of CAFT – e.g. Ladies Lunches and Family Fun Days
- Nominating CAFT to benefit from Christmas activities e.g. float collections, Carol Concerts etc
- Taking part in the CAFT calendar of events – at the Golf Day, participating in our Firewalk, or running the Manchester 10K
- Donating gifts in kind such as art materials or unwanted musical instruments
- Nominating CAFT as your group’s Charity Of The Year
- Members volunteering their time to be Santa for a day during our Christmas Parties
- Funding a Christmas party for a group of local disadvantaged children. The group is then invited on the day to spend time with the children and see where their money is being spent.
- Raising funds throughout the year that enable them to sponsor local, disadvantaged children to visit for a weeklong activity break
- Helping us to man stalls and sell raffle tickets at our Annual Family Fun Day