Throughout 2014 the staff at Condover Hall have enjoyed working with local charities as well as helping out in the local community.
Early in the season the staff at the Hall could be seen painting kennels at Moorlands Rescue, a rescue centre for dogs which is situated on the outskirts of Condover village. Some of the staff enjoyed their time there so much that they returned regularly in their free time to walk the dogs. This was much appreciated by the kennel staff as they themselves are extremely busy caring for these animals.
Duvets that are no longer used at Condover Hall were donated to Moorlands Rescue and also to Hilbrae Kennels,RSPCA Gonsal Farm and Primchurch Kennels, three other local rescue centres, to provide sleeping materials for the animals. In fact, Gemma Roadknight, the deputy housekeeping manager, contributed some of her own time to making dogs beds out of old duvets and duvet covers!
Working with the homeless
In addition, the Hall has donated mattresses to Maninplace, a not-for-profit community enterprise set up to provide accommodation for people who are forced to sleep rough or are homeless in the borough of Telford & Wrekin.
Cleaning up the streets
Closer to home, in the local village of Condover, the staff have donated their time to litter-picking, including one full day doing an entire litter-pick throughout the village and cleaning the road signs.
Two charity organisations that the Hall provided activity days for are the Chernobyl Child Life Line and Hope House Children’s Hospice. Children from both organisations came to Condover Hall for the day to experience something that they had never experienced before.
Chernobyl Child Life Line provides essential support for 9 to 12 year old children of Belarus and the Ukraine who are badly affected by radioactive contamination. Condover Hall decided to lend a helping hand by running a thrilling activity day for a group of these disadvantaged children, which included taking part in the High Ropes activities as well as all of our exciting indoor activities.
Hope House Children’s Hospice provide specialist nursing care and support to life-limited children, young people and young adults. They too came to Condover Hall to enjoy a fun-filled day of activities. The smiles and delight that shone from the faces of both groups of children at the end of the day were enough to melt anyone’s heart!
Condover Hall’s latest act of charity for 2014 was getting involved in Operation Christmas Child, in which some members of staff collected items such as toys and stationery which were packed into shoe-boxes wrapped in Christmas paper and donated to the Samaritans, to be delivered to disadvantaged children in war-torn or impoverished countries.
We now look forward to continuing this work in 2015 and beyond, when we can spread some more happiness and offer helping hands to those in need.
Get in touch if you want to get involved!