Thank you to Boots UK – Poole Dolphin Centre – for the donation of these lovely clothes. The girls clothes will be off to a new home this weekend. To a little girl with very few clothes. She is going to be thrilled!!
Thank you to Greendale Construction Ltd and all their staff for this fantastic collection of gifts and treats for our families this Christmas.
Thank you so much to A & M Defence & Marine Services in Wimborne for donating £200 worth of Love2shop Vouchers!! They will be used for Christmas gifts and also for referrals for families with very little.
A massive thank you to BSK Community Events for this fantastic donation of gifts for some of the children we are supporting this Christmas!
If anyone would like to hold a fundraiser in their office/school etc – £120.00 will pay for a single bed, mattress and bedding for a child currently sleeping on the floor, or in a travel cot at 4/5 years old. As you can imagine, a bed makes the world of difference to these children, many of whom have already been through an horrific ordeal. Having a warm, safe place to sleep at night shouldn’t be a luxury, but sadly for some of these families, it is.
Thank you so much to the staff and pupils at Upton Infant School – they raised a total of £257.82 for us at their Pyjama Day – this was raised to go towards beds for the children we are currently supporting, and are sleeping on the floor. Thank you !!
We have had some heartbreaking referrals this week – to hear that children are sleeping on concrete floors on “paper thin duvets”, in bare properties is bad enough – but when these families have already been through domestic violence makes it so much worse. Three desperate families this week have been supported with beds, bedding, fridges, cookers, washing machines, household items, clothing, vouchers to buy neccessities, cleaning equipment, toiletries, foodshops etc. One of the families had been given a foodbank voucher, but couldn’t even afford a can opener to open the tins she had been given. We continue to be humbled that we can support these families, and they are so very grateful. We hope Christmas is now an easier time for them, and they continue to try and improve their lives. We have to say a massive ongoing thank you to 4Com – your amazing donation last year (through the Isle of Wight Challenge), continues to support all these families, and they are literally in tears with gratitude. Kaos Beds and Southern Domestic Appliances continue to provide an amazing service, reacting quickly and sympathetically for our clients. We are holding off donations of items at the moment due to Christmas gifts, but a monetary donation would be fantastic. Every penny goes to the families. Details of how you can donate (even £1) is shown futher down our page. Thank you