Last week, MacIntyre supporters across the country celebrated Go Purple Day, the annual celebration of MacIntyre. It was a great opportunity for our supporters to stand up and be counted and spread the word about MacIntyre!
From cake baking (and eating), to arts and crafts, outdoor activities such as running and walking and of course our favourite tea parties, we had great fun and raised lots of money for our services at the same time.
Here is a snapshot of some of the Go Purple celebrations…
Ampthill Lifelong Learning
Everyone loves a tea party, and the staff and people we support at Ampthill Life Long Learning are no exception! Everyone gathered for a spread of yummy crisps and cakes.
The team in Warrington went all-out for this year’s Go Purple Day! Activities included a run/walk around the track at Victoria Park in Warrington, organised by the My Voice Group, followed by a celebration of achievement and finished off with tea and cake at MacIntyre New Routes. What a great day!
Milton Keynes Central Office
Staff at the Milton Keynes Central Office were spoilt for choice by three delicious sweet treats: a purple tiered cake, ice-cream shaped biscuits and pasteis de leite. There was also a fun game of hook the duck, where players could win chocolate bars (purple, of course!) and one lucky player won a trip for the London Duck Tours!
The staff and people we support at Orrell Road in Wigan had a fun day baking and decorating a fabulous purple cake, complete with the MacIntyre logo! We’re very impressed with the talented cake making skills.
Milton Keynes Lifelong Learning
The team at Milton Keynes LifeLong Learning went all out for Go Purple Day and stretched their celebrations out over a whole week! Over the course of last week they took part in a series of activities, all purple themed, including craft activities such as making purple butterflies, decorating a painted canvas, making a giant flower pot filled with hand made salt dough decorations and making and decorating cardboard t-shirts, shirts and other laundry items using paint, fabric and pens. They were certainly busy!
MacIntyre School Wingrave
Staff and students at MacIntyre School Wingrave enjoyed making and arranging hand crafted flowers and making 50 (yes 50!) purple cupcakes. The cakes were then (very quickly!) sold in the school café.
North Corporate Induction
The team that attended the North Corporate Induction showed their support for Go Purple Day by wearing purple (including purple nails!), showing that the day really was celebrated across the country!
Have you entered our competition yet? We’re looking for photos of your purple creations, outfits and parties before the judging day on Friday 21st October!
Do you have any ideas of how you want to get involved next year?
Add the date to your diary – 13 October 2017.