Comments received this week – From a Social Worker – “Thank you so much. Without amazing people like you, nothing would ever change”; From a single mum struggling to feed her children; “Hi there, I tried to call you to say thank you for the shopping that we received. I am lost for words at such generosity, I’m having an awful time at the moment, and didn’t realise that there were charities out there such as this. Please let me know if there is anything I can do in return” . This is the reason we are here, and, as supporters of our Charity, you are all part of this. The cost of food is increasing all the time – we average £70 per food shop and in the last 11 days have provided 6. If you can support us at your place of work (with a collection tin or charity event), or could sponsor our charity for a minimal monthly donation, please get in touch. Thank you xxx
We have had a very busy month so far – in 11 days, we have been requested and have provided the following:- 1 x bed, 2 x fridge freezers, 2 x microwaves, toy storage, 1 x washing machine, 6 x birthday presents, 6 x weekly food shops, day out vouchers, 8 x Lush packs, Birthday cake, Birthday tea, Bedding, Travel Cot, 2 x Cots with mattress, sacks of baby toys, kitchen equipment, 2 x sets of school uniform, a travel system for a newborn, chest of drawers, toys and books, teenage clothing for 4 teenagers, 6 x toiletry packs, ladies clothes for 3 mums, nappies, baby clothes for 3 babies, toddler clothes, a lamp for a toddler’s room, a new television and girls clothes. Thank you all for your support – we run the charity in our spare time, which ensures every penny and item goes directly to these families, and we couldn’t do it without your help.
There have been a lot of birthday requests in the last few weeks – here is a snapshot of some of the gifts provided – to put a smile on the faces of children who have been through so much, and receive so little. One of them said “I don’t mind if I don’t receive a present this year, I know my mum loves me” – we were able to provide for them all.
It has been a busy week – we attended a Medium Night where we held a raffle and raised £111.00 – thank you to Micky Havelock and Mark Stone for inviting us. We have also provided a washing machine for a single dad who was washing clothes in the sink with washing up liquid, a fridge freezer and cooker for a mum who had fled domestic violence with nothing, and Lush packs to the refuge to give the mum’s a bit of luxury and make them feel good about themselves.