Several primary schools in Northampton have successfully helped to raise money for the work of Spencer Contact and their own school by taking part in the Sleep on the Floor project. Esther has been working alongside many Family Support Workers to help parents at the schools obtain access to free furniture. This has raised awareness of the vital work that the team at Spencer Contact does. More schools are signing up to this project once they realise it benefits everyone!
Children are asked to raise sponsorship through family and friends, in support of them sleeping on the floor for one night, in their own home. This often enables a child to empathise with some of their peers who may not have their own bed to sleep in. Funds raised help support the work of Spencer Contact and 10% of the total raised goes straight back to their school as a thank you for helping. We don’t stipulate what that money has to be spent on .. new books, pizza lunches, movie nights, wet play toys, the possibilities are endless! The event can be arranged in conjunction with a particular term curriculum or as a stand alone feature. We are obtaining new posters which have been amended to show a plain white strip for you to enter your own ‘event date’ which is more flexible.
If you have a child/children at a local primary school in this area please help us by encouraging the school to participate (please check with the head to see if they will support us). We will happily attend the school and advise how the project can benefit everyone.
Money raised will go towards keeping Spencer Contact going so we can provide FREE furniture to those in need. Also if your child’s school is supporting this event they will benefit too as we have arranged for 10p out of every £1 raised by the school, to go straight back to the school to help them with their current fund raising needs. So as you can see it’s a win-win situation.
If your child’s school isn’t participating then don’t worry, you can obtain a sponsorship form from us here and still support a good cause with the total amount coming straight to Spencer Contact instead.
Our staff and friends raise money too by doing the Sleep on the Floor project too, so it’s all worthwhile. One member of our Care and Concern Team even participated all the way over in Malaysia!
Remember, every penny raised helps to keep SC going and by raising awareness of our charity we will receive more items to give to people in need. Thank you for your help.