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Birchwood Park donates £10k to the Walton Lea Partnership

We are proud to announce successful fundraising efforts over the last 12 months, with a total donation of £10,000 made to the Walton Lea Partnership for the second consecutive year, ending the two-year fundraising partnership with just over £20,000 raised in total.

The Walton Lea Partnership specialises in empowering young people and vulnerable adults with learning disabilities through various activities and learning opportunities. In 2023, we supported the charity’s fundraising efforts through a series of engaging events and challenges, including the annual DuckFest and five-a-side tournament.

As the new year unfolds, our Park has voted Esther Ghey’s recently established community interest company, Peace & Mind UK, to be the official donation partner for 2024.

Martin O’Rourke, Commercial Director here at Birchwood Park, commented: “We’re dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the local community which is why the Park team gets together to choose a local cause to support. Over the past two years, our partnership with the Walton Lea Partnership has allowed us to witness first-hand the positive changes our contributions have facilitated, and we wish them well with the hope of working together closely in the near-future.”

Peace & Mind UK is a Birchwood based community interest company founded by Esther Ghey in memory of her daughter, Brianna. Peace & Mind UK aims to support schoolchildren with their mental health, carrying forward Brianna’s legacy through impactful initiatives.

Esther Ghey, founder of Peace & Mind UK, shared her thoughts: “I’m absolutely delighted that Peace & Mind UK is named Birchwood Parks’ donation partner for the year.

“I have been overwhelmed with the support, kindness and community that our family has received from staff across the park since Brianna was taken from us. I’m proud to be part of the park and can’t wait to get involved in the amazing challenges and competitions.”

Martin added: “The team felt strongly about voting Peace & Mind as Birchwood Park’s donation partner, as we all felt compelled to support Esther who has already raised tens of thousands for students most in need of wellbeing support. We’re looking forward to driving fundraising efforts this year in Brianna’s memory, via a lineup of fundraising activities already in the pipeline, to give occupants and visitors alike the opportunity to support such a good cause.”

To stay updated on our fundraising activity and upcoming events, keep an eye on our Facebook page and Parklife.