Money raised from Sweethaven Business Services’ recent sporting challenge prevents closure of children’s project at Women’s Aid refuge
Reigate, Surrey: Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid has confirmed that the money raised from Sweethaven’s sporting efforts in September’s Tough Mudder event will enable their children’s Garden Club project to continue for another 2 years.
The initiative, designed to enable the children at their central refuge to benefit from additional personal attention and to learn the value of nurturing, was due to close down due to lack of funding.
“Sweethaven’s money will pay for this project to run for at least the next 2 years which is absolutely amazing as we had run out of money” says Charlotte Kneer, Refuge Manager for Women’s Aid; “Our children here at the refuge absolutely love growing their own vegetables and herbs. It sounds a small thing but for children who have lost absolutely everything when they come here it gives them something to focus on. It teaches them that if you nurture and care for things then something wonderful will grow.”
Team Sweethaven tackled Tough Mudder back in September to raise £650 via a half marathon that included obstacles such as mud quagmires, electrical wire traps and barbed wire crawls. The desired goal was to both generate funding for the Garden Club project and to increase awareness for an important local charity.