- Created: Monday, 09 September 2019 13:13
As youngsters head back to school after the summer break, Queenscourt Hospice is already making plans for its second round of roadshows following their success last term.
Engaging with people of all ages is essential to the continued success of Queenscourt which is why it launched its first ever Queenie’s Roadshow earlier this year in a bid to build links with the younger generation.
The hospice’s mascot Queenie and members of its Fundraising Team visited several local schools, from nurseries through to high schools, to tell pupils all about the incredible work done at Queenscourt and out in the communities of Southport, Formby and West Lancs.
The initiative proved extremely popular and not only helped spread the word about Queenscourt’s work, but also proved to be a wonderful fundraiser for the hospice.
As a result of the school visits, an amazing £5,220.93 has been raised for the hospice. Some of the pupils involved have already visited Queenscourt for a tour of its facilities and to hand over their cheques, while others will be visiting in the near future.
Queenie and her roadshow’s first port of call was Birkdale Primary School which was followed by visits to YMCA Sefton Nursery, Linaker Primary School, Farnborough Road Infants School, Birkdale High School, Norwood Primary School and Marshside Primary School.
As well as delivering school assemblies, Queenie and her team attended several school sports’ days throughout July where they cheered on the children while again raising the hospice’s profile and collecting funds.
Some schools staged their own sponsored events in support of the hospice, such as an afternoon of Queenie-related activities when the children dressed in yellow and black costumes.
Rachel Kennedy, Community Fundraiser at Queenscourt, said: “The children have really engaged with us and were keen to know all about our work and how they can help us. Having Queenie with us certainly helped grab their attention.
“The roadshows have been a resounding success and we look forward to getting back out on the road again next year and visiting even more schools.”