YOUNGSTERS from the Solihull Children’s Special Needs Association were recently treated to an action-packed day of fun as part of Handmade Burger Co’s ‘Give Back’ campaign.
The popular restaurant is working with local charities and donating 25p from each burger in the ‘give back range’.
At the end of the year one local charity will receive all the funds and it’s down to you to decide who becomes the winner.
We spoke to Carmel Ward, the organiser of the hard-working association who is fully behind Handmade Burger Co’s scheme.
“This scheme is absolutely brilliant,” she said.
“All charities need help with funding and this gives everyone a fair chance of receiving a massive boost.”
Solihull Children’s Special Needs Association provides a respite for parents of children with special needs.
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the association in Green Lane look after the youngsters between 10am-2pm providing them with a cooked meal and entertainment.
Up to 18 volunteers are on hand to help the two to five-year-olds including a voluntary mini-bus driver who transports the toddlers on days out.
The voluntary organisation has been running for 41 years although Carmel admits that people still don’t know they exist.
“It’s a rewarding job,” said Carmel “and it gives parents the chance to go shopping without having to worry about their child.”
* If you can help the charity call 0121 430 3811.