Pathway Care Raises Over £800 In Memory Of Colleague
We have raised over £800 in memory of our colleague Nick Preston, the Devon operations manager, who passed away suddenly earlier this year.
The Children and Young People’s group at Pathway Care, a participation group of five foster children aged between 12 and 16 years, raised £873 by organising a football tournament and fete where refreshments, cake stalls, fairground games and a raffle took place.
Held in Plymouth, the event was attended by over 80 staff members, carers and their families. The football tournament winners were presented with The Preston Cup as a tribute to Nick and the Children and Young People’s Group also wrote to local businesses for 70 raffle prize donations, including gifts from Waterstones and Plymouth Aquarium.
Funds raised have been donated to local charities, Jeremiah’s Journey, which works with children who have experienced bereavement and Winchester Hospital.
Sharon Cavaliere, regional service manager for Pathway Care in the South East, said: “Nick was a hugely valued friend and colleague and his death was a huge shock for everyone. We really wanted to do something in his memory and when the Children and Young People’s Group came up with the idea of a football tournament and fete to raise money, we thought it was a great suggestion. The day was a huge success and everyone worked together to pay tribute to Nick and support local charities.”