The Botanist nurtures charity growth

Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) has raised almost £500 towards its work in the city following a Botanical-themed fundraising event held at The Botanist.

The first of its kind for the charity, guests at the event were treated to a drinks reception, followed by a two course meal. The evening then blossomed into a Q&A session held by Sheffield City Council’s Ian Turner, Curator of Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens. Invitees were then invited to ask any horticultural questions in The Botanist’s Private Dining Room, and received a lesson on the history of the gardens.

The evening also included a raffle and an auction, meaning that the total raised (including ticket sales) reached £455 – a fantastic effort with which the charity were delighted.

Ericka Hill, Fundraising Manager for SCCCC said: “We were delighted to be able to collaborate with The Botanist for this very special event. Since visiting last year, I’ve been inspired to discover more and get involved with it in some way and we’re thrilled with their support.”

Amelia Scholey, Business Development Manager of The Botanist said: “The work SCCCC do within Sheffield, to provide a range of services for the isolated and lonely older people in the area is incredibly valuable – we’re very proud to support them and hope our contribution can make a difference.”

SCCCC provide help and support for older members of the community, aiming to enhance their quality of life through volunteers who offer the kind of support a ‘Good Neighbour’ might give. The services can include regular visits provide hospital aftercare, all of which are free of charge as the charity intends to combat loneliness for people over 65 living in Sheffield.

The team at SCCCC have sincerely expressed their delight with the event and are thoroughly looking forward to hosting more events throughout the city centre as they continue to build support for the charity.