The PAB would like to thank all those volunteers who braved the cold and wet weather to collect donations on our behalf. The PAB was approached by the Peterborough Lions to help with their Christmas fundraising appeal. PAB members spent 5 days helping them to collect outside Morrisons and Sainsbury supermarkets and the PAB got a share in all the profits! The weather may not have been brilliant but lots of money was collected and even Santa got involved to help bring the pennies in – as shown above with PAB volunteer Lesley plant!
Our thanks too to The Lions for inviting us to take part. For those who don’t know about them, the Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organisation and has over 1.3 million men and women in 200+ countries, who work together through selfless, effective community service to answer the needs that challenge communities.
With the success of collections like this, the PAB is already planning to organise many more of its own collections in different locations around Peterborough, starting in May. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved in fundraising for the PAB then please get in touch. With government funding and grants being cut, getting donations has never been so important for us and your help and support is vital to our work.
“Four PAB volunteers joined The Lions Charity and the Santa float in raising money for local good causes. We took turns in 2 hour sessions outside local supermarkets. Some of us did 2-3 separate stints. All of us enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to work alongside volunteers from another local charity. We also loved being able to chat to shoppers, old and young who were all getting into the festive spirit. Father Christmas was of course the main draw for the children who often spent time telling him exactly what to bring them on Christmas Eve…… but next year, if we are given the opportunity to join the Lions volunteers again, PAB volunteers will be out there dressed as Santa’s little helpers! Having the right costume makes all the difference.”
Norma Wildman, PAB committee member
Thank you again from everyone at the PAB!