Beans Meanz Batias as they launch 5p Box Appeal
Date posted: 31-05-2012
NEXT Thursday, at 11am, outside the Thameside Theatre and with the aid of a man in a bath full of beans, BATIAS will launch their new campaign.
BATIAS will be asking people to take a 5p collection box home with them to put their loose change into, particularly 5p’s as research has shown that 5p’s are the most disliked coin in circulation, because of their small size.
Once the collection box is full they can simply return it to BATIAS, at the Beehive Centre in Grays.
BATIAS Chief Officer Carole Cecil explained “as a local charity we now need to raise over £100,000 a year to enable us to continue to deliver our services, we are hoping that lots of people will come and see our Man in a Bath of Beans take the plunge, they will even have the chance to pour a cup of beans over his head! We want to encourage as many people as possible to take a 5p appeal box home, to work or even school’’
Cakes and drinks will be on sale and we will also be holding a raffle and a ‘pocket money’ stall for the children. People will also have the chance to guess just how many tins of beans go into the bath by the end of the day.
BATIAS is an Independent Advocacy Service for young people and adults with learning disabilities, that works’ across South Essex from our base in Grays. We support our clients in several different ways including: