Tricks and Treats for Safer Places Kids

Communities / Fri 31st Oct 2014 at 07:43am

Free CakesCHILDREN from families supported by Harlow’s Safer Places, the independent domestic abuse charity, were entertained with a few tricks and a whole load of treats at a special Halloween Party organised by Free Cakes for Kids Harlow.

Twenty five children from 9 months to 11 years old enjoyed designing their own cupcakes, playing pass the spooky parcel, apple bobbing, eerie glittery tattoos and listening to tales of magic and mayhem in story corner. Food and drink was created by Free Cakes volunteers as well as donations from Harlow Foodbank and Church Langley Tesco donated some super Halloween accessories. It was a chance for refuge staff and clients chance to relax with their children in a safe and fun environment.

One of the Safer Places members of staff who attended the party said “Everyone had a great time. Children who come from homes where there is domestic abuse have often missed out on the fun times and so events like this are really important and help to start building happy memories. We can’t thank Free Cakes for Kids enough.’’

Emily Cross Coordinator of Free Cakes for Kids Harlow said: “The feedback has been really encouraging and we hope to do similar events in the future.

Lots of people came together to make this party a success, special thanks needs to go to Essex County Councillor Karen Clempner who was invaluable. We are getting stuck into organising a Christmas Party. We are looking to do a fund raising quiz night very soon. This time of year tends to be when people starting going through their children’s toy collection ready for Christmas, so if anyone has any new or lightly used toys we could use then please get in touch.’’

Free Cakes for Kids Harlow are looking for volunteers and sponsors to help them in the community efforts. Anyone interested should contact Emily on 07596486338 or [email protected]

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