Emma's 'bean' having a great time fundraising - The Solihull Observer

Emma's 'bean' having a great time fundraising

Solihull Editorial 16th Jun, 2017   0

EMMA Hughes is full of beans after a long soak all in a bid to raise £550 help disabled children and their families.

The 44-year-old from Chelmsley Wood took a dip in the bath of cold baked beans to help raise funds for Caudwell Children which supports children and their families across the region.

Every year the charity funds a family holiday to Florida, USA and offer families pre-trip support and guidance and 24 hour professional medical and practical support for the entirety of the trip.

To raise funds for next year’s trip, the volunteers known as ‘Purple People’ held a series of charity events, such as a bake sale, a Disney themed quiz night, a curry night – and for Emma, a baked bean bath.

She said: “I wanted to come up with something inventive for my fundraising, something unusual that many people would find funny and would not want to do themselves.

“Getting into the bath was the worse part, however, once the first bucket of beans was tipped over my head, there was no going back and it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be.”

Part of her duties includes working with Sheldon boy Hugh Murphy, who attended the Destination Dreams holiday in 2015.

Hugh and his brother Sean went along to the charity event at Chemlsley Wood Shopping Centre and enjoyed covering Emma in beans.

Emma Murphy, Hugh’s mum, added: “When we heard that Emma, Hugh’s support worker at SoLO, was volunteering for Destination Dreams we were delighted.

“Destination Dreams was a life changing experience and we made so many happy memories there. Without the medics and the volunteers provided by Caudwell Children, a holiday like that would not have been possible for us.

“We know that Emma will be a huge asset to the volunteer team and that she will help other families, like ours, make precious memories to last a lifetime.”

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emhughes

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