Join in with our favourite chocolate makers as they raise money for Children on the Edge!
For many years Children on the Edge have worked with Montezuma’s, our wonderful corporate supporters. They have supplied chocolate for our Easter trails and Chichester Half Marathon as well as the amazing bags of cash scheme where store customers are asked to donate a coin for a carrier bag. On top of this, the staff at Montezuma’s have been incredible in coming up with new and innovative ways to raise funds for us - one of these being when the co-founders chose to ride across the entire length of the Pyrenees in 5 days alongside other supporters, raising a huge amount of money for our projects.
Over the last few years Montezuma’s have been running a charity week and putting their heads together to come up with new ways to raise money. This years charity week will be held on the 29th September until the 3rd October and it will be stuffed full of challenges across the stores and at Chocolate Towers. The week will include, Monty’s Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Thrilling Thursday, Fab Friday, Spice it up Saturday and Splendid Sunday as well as fancy dress and a swap shop at HQ. To find out more and to get involved pop into any of the Montezuma’s stores or visit their website.
Montezuma’s will also be running a design competition working in conjunction with local schools. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 will be asked to design their own Chocolate Pumpkin with the chance to win a delicious chocolate pumpkin with your design on it.
All the money that Montezuma’s raise will go a long way towards supporting children around the world who are living on the edge. Children on the Edge have set up a Child and Community Centre in the dangerous and impoverished slum community in Jinja, Uganda. This project works with the local community to provide a safe place where children can escape the abusive environments of alcohol distilleries and where they can instead access education allowing them to enjoy their childhood and develop into healthy children.
Addressing the root causes of the problem, the project provides some of the poorest households with comprehensive agricultural training and land to enable them to became efficient and productive small scale farmers who are able to meet their own needs. We will also provide vocational training and work placements to street children originating from the slums.
So go on.. stick the week of September 29th in your diary and head down to your local Montezuma’s store to start making a chocolate coated difference to Children on the Edge.