Bangor student fundraisers visit learning disabled adults in Flintshire

STUDENTS from Bangor University had the opportunity to meet learning disabled adults and the staff who support them at Hft Flintshire recently as a chance for them to see how their fundraising efforts are positively impacting the lives of the people supported by the charity.

The students, who are taking on the Machu Picchu Trek in aid of Hft at the end of August, were joined by Community Fundraising Manager Emma Macdonald and enjoyed a tour of the Hwb Cyfle day service, getting a first-hand look at where their donations go.

Cluster Manager Jade Lambert and Team Coordinator Kelly Brown showed the students Hwb Cyfle’s three activity rooms, the sensory room, and their beautiful sensory garden.

Emma said:

“The day service offers a warm, caring, inclusive environment and a safe, meaningful place for the wonderful people we support. The care and love our colleagues give is truly inspiring and we so loved our visit.”

The students chatted to the people supported by Hft about the importance of the service. In addition, they learned how fundraising can provide new and meaningful experiences such as day trips or additional sensory equipment.

Jade said:

“The people we support were amazed to hear about the challenges the students were going to undertake to support us. We are truly grateful that Hft has been chosen to benefit from such incredible challenges!”

One of the student fundraisers, Aimee Source, said:

“Visiting Hwb Cyfle was a lovely experience. The team were wonderful, clearly knowledgeable and passionate about their work. It’s great that, by supporting Hft, these amazing people can live fulfilling lives surrounded by caring people. It really is fantastic to know that the money I’m raising is going to such an amazing cause.”

Another, Claire Fowler, said:

“It was great to see how fundraising helps Hft support learning disabled people and the service is such a lovely environment.”