This blog has been written by Sophie – a service user from Waterloo Manor. She wrote this based on a project that she worked on to raise money and awareness for Black History month
As a service user on larch ward, I thought it would be nice to do something fun to raise money for charity. I have previously made sweet cones for my ward, and they went down a treat and cheered peers and staff up. I thought this would be a great idea to make sweet cones for the whole hospital. As October and Halloween were fast approaching, we thought this would be a good time to get the project up and running and give the sweet cones a Halloween style.
I approached the involvement lead to help bring my ideas to life and this is where we had the idea to link the project to black history month.
I was personally able to choose the sweets which we ordered from amazon as well as spider web cones.
We then put the cones together and added fact cards to the cones containing various information and quotes related to black history month and hate crime, in hopes this would raise awareness across the hospital. In total we made 30 sweet cones which were sold at £1.50, raising a total of £45 for Stop Hate UK ,a charity we felt represented black history month and issues to be tackled well.
Thank you for reading!