Holbrooks Community Care Association is a registered charity so relies heavily on donations and grant funding. These donations usually come in the form of events and fundraisers with the annual Christmas party being the most noticeable but with other events like the Holbrooks festival being held in the past. The reason for the events is not just for the donations but mainly to bring the community closer together in celebration, to allow people to relax and have fun.
In the past the centre has organised events for families, youngsters and the elderly. It has been a tradition for an event to be held at Christmas, and we have had parties and even a pantomime at this festive time. Other events have included trips to the seaside at Southport, Weston Supermare and other locations like Chester. recently we’ve also held events in Holbrooks including bridging the divide which aimed at providing local residents with information from recycling to healthy living. Historically HCCA held events domestically including the Holbrooks festival on the Holbrooks park, and we are carrying on that tradition this Year.
Secret Garden planting day
this year the centre has received funding to create a secret garden out of the previously wasted space on the back of the centre. In doing so the centre has created a great community space accessible by everyone. As a way to open the garden up to the local community the centre hosted a planting day inviting people to come down to the centre and plant a flower to contribute to the building of the garden. The planting day was a success and the herb garden, allotment, fairy garden and hanging baskets were all completed with the help of local residents. It was great day and people of different ages turned up to be a part of this great event with children enjoying the mess of it the most.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny made a trip to HCCA over Easter and set up brilliant Easter egg hunt for the children. The days activities included a Easter bonnet parade Which had lots of brilliant entrees, before the main event of an egg hunt around the centre. The day was truly enjoyed by the children with every child leaving with a smile but more importantly for them an Easter egg.