Supporting charities & fundraising
Choochoos aims to raise awareness and money for charities where possible. By supporting charities and fundraising, it broadens our children’s understanding and knowledge of the world around them, different cultures, beliefs, ways of life, being grateful and being part of the wider community.
Guide dogs for the blind
Choochoos sponsors the guide dog charity. We sponsor a puppy, to be trained to become a guide dog. We receive regular puppy updates, photos and get to hear about their progress and training programme. Our monthly contribution helps with training costs, vet fees and food.
Our children chose to sponsor a german shepherd, we keep our children informed when we get to hear how our puppy is doing.
The charity tells us that guide dogs have supported children from as young as 11 years old. For further information on this charity or to sponsor a puppy yourself please visit guidedogs.org.uk
General charity work
Throughout the year Choochoos celebrate many different events with our staff, children and families. Included in these events are many fundraisers for different charities or causes. These fundraisers are planned to help raise
money and awareness.
In the past we have raised money for, ‘Demelzia House, Pilgrims Hospice, Australia fires, Rainbow ward at Margate hospital’ and many more. Yearly we also raise money for, ‘Red nose day, children in need, jeans for genes day, sport relief and more’.
During these events we invite our local press along to raise further awareness and money.
Our local children’s football team
Chooochoos in the past supported Herne Bay United children’s football team by purchasing their football kit for them.
Short lives for children charity
Choochoos fundraises for the ‘Short Lives For Children’ charity. This charity helps every child and family living with a life limiting or life threatening condition get the very best care and support they can so they can make the most of every moment together.
If you would like to find our more or donate, visit here https://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/about-us/