Charity reschedules events in response to coronavirus
Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has responded to the quickly changing and unprecedented situation around the coronavirus outbreak by announcing that it is rescheduling a number of its events.
Whilst they understand that this may disappoint some, they believe that many participants will understand that as an organisation the charity has to act accordingly to new information on a daily basis.
In line with advice from Government, and other regulatory bodies associated with the charity’s services, Caudwell Children state the events immediately affected are:
• 20th Anniversary Open Day – Sunday 29th March (Cancelled)
• 20th Anniversary Volunteer Celebration – Tuesday 31st March (Cancelled)
• Colour Runner – Saturday 4th April (Virtual race option available now + Colour Runner Re-scheduled for Saturday 22nd August)
• #Team20 Charity Lunch Birmingham – Friday 4th April (Re-scheduled for Friday 2nd October)
“We also have to act on our own understanding of how the situation will impact the charity and our stakeholders in a number of different ways,” said Trudi Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children. “Our current focus on how we join the rest of the country in taking steps to tackle the spread of the virus is to ensure we uphold our duty of care to protect the most vulnerable members of the community and those for whom contracting the virus may pose more serious health implications, i.e. people with underlying health conditions and the elderly.
“It is with this in mind, and particularly thinking about our beneficiaries and their families, that we have taken the decision to postpone the most imminent public events and we will be reviewing future events on a regular basis.
“During this period of unprecedented disruption, I hope people understand that plans may have to be altered and difficult decisions will have to be made; but our foremost priority is public health and safety.
“At these trying times, it is more important than ever that we come together and work with all of our friends, supporters and beneficiaries to look after each other as a family and ensure we stay healthy and overcome the challenges this situation poses.”
Trudi says it is important to keep reminding everyone that the current guidance to ensure we look after one another is still to undertake regular hand washing and to self-isolate if new symptoms of a persistent cough and/or high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher) should occur. The government’s latest medical advice can be found at: https://bit.ly/3a66hCY
Trudi concluded: “If we follow the advice of the experts to look after each other and take extra care to protect those who are more at risk, then I’m confident we shall soon pass though the most disruptive period of this situation and return to our normal daily lives.”
You can find out more about Caudwell Children’s Events and Challenges here.