"Parent led event as part of their Social Enterprise Qualification, Level 1 course"
About: Ollerton & Boughton Children's Centre Ollerton & Boughton Children's Centre NG22 9TH
Posted by Community Involvement Assistant (as ),
Eight parents recently enrolled onto a Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) Level 1.
As part of the course; they learned skills to plan a fund raising event for Ollerton and Boughton Children Centre, with aim of booking a summer day-trip to Skegness for families of the community.
The course covered many areas such as planning; advertising; promoting; building business skills; team work skills; as well as soft skills of building confidence and self esteem.
On 9th April, the parent-led fundraising event took place and was supported by Sure Start Centre staff.
Parents organised tombola; face painting; craft activities; bric-a-brac; 'guess the name of the soft toys' game; bouncy castle; food and soft drinks and cake stall and invited other stall holders to attend.
The Fire Brigade and local Community Police team attended too; both invited by the parents.
The event was a great success, with good weather and parents raised a total of £370 for their first ever event; resulting in a coach being booked for the Summer day-trip to Skegness in August.
Here is the feedback given from the day:
"Brilliant day, kids absolutely loved it"
"Been absolutely brilliant, very well organised. Had a great day"
"Very busy, excellent day, lots to do and really enjoyed it"
"Great day, nice venue, maybe a little more space"
"Was very good. Loved the free stuff"
"It was a lovely time for my daughter. The small area had enough for kids"
"Maybe a gazeebo for shade"
"Fantastic! ! : -) Kids have loved it! Really nice afternoon for them - thanks"
"Was fun for kids; lots to do"