Strode Park Foundation has not one, not two, but three finalists in the nationally acclaimed Charity Today Awards 2020.
Siblings Support Strode
A BROTHER and sister have raised more than £600 for Strode Park Foundation by holding a toy sale in their front garden.
Eight-year-old Sadie and her brother Ashley, 11, came up with the idea when Sadie wanted to make some money from her old toys.
The duo were told by their mother Charlotte that they could as long as the money raised went to charity.
Sadie and Ashley, from Rainham, picked Strode Park Foundation and specifically its Platters Farm Lodge home as their chosen cause.
The selfless pair raised a staggering £612.89 with the idea being this money would go towards putting on a cream tea party for the residents.
The socially-distanced gathering was held on Saturday 6 June at the Highfield Road home in Medway.
Charlotte said: “Following the toy sale I went onto to reach out to the community and managed to organise the cream tea party by getting lots of cakes, strawberries and scones donated from local stores who kindly gave them for free. This means all the money raised from the toy sale could all go directly to the home.”
The money will now be used to buy some garden furniture for the home.
Home Manager at Platters Farm Lodge, Becky Richards, said: “We have been so bowled over by Sadie and Ashley and their efforts to fundraise for us, it felt lovely to be able to invite them to visit our socially distanced gathering on Saturday and say thank you to them. The gratitude the residents had could be felt all round. All the residents who were not able to leave their rooms also gave a big thank you to the children as they tucked into their delicious cakes and scones from their beds.”