Main aim of the charity
Provision of support to families with children, who may need support with physical items, and/or support sessions, including child play and learn, and peer support. This includes mentoring.
How the employee got involved and why
I have promoted the fantastic work of the Home-Start Charity many times upon my social media platform, and this year I have ensured I have aligned myself with the most deserving, non-judgemental (As One!), well run charity, that I can.
I particularly like the broad minded approach this charity has, and the emphasis on creating a better childhood for as many children as possible!
What work does the employee do for charity?
I spend lots of my spare time, showing all the great work of local community champions, charities, schemes, and independent businesses.
I do all this for free, and with the aim of highlighting all the good that is around us- including the people that make this so!
I currently have almost 23,000 people on my Facebook group, called ‘Colchester Community Group’, where I continually try to bring a bit of positivity, hope, and sunshine to all within the community.
Last year, I was lucky enough to win £100, from DHL’s Got Heart- which went towards a local scheme helping provide nourishing meals to families with children- a great success, thank you!
This year is even better! I am aligning myself and my group with a local charity called ‘Home-Start Colchester’, which is an absolutely fantastic charity that provides family support and back up, as well as play & educational sessions for children, and parental help!
This year I am aiming for the £500, for which Home-Start Colchester will be able to purchase huge amounts of quality gifts to provide to children who may not be able to receive much from Father Christmas this year.
The gifts include such things as quality, Vans footwear, Lego kits, and much more- gifts that are both great to receive, but also extremely useful or helpful towards the recipients development. The really good part is all the quality brands are purchased at amazingly low prices due to the network built up by the charity- meaning the money goes MUCH further than just purchasing at shop-prices.
For example; £100 can buy 20 pairs of top quality trainers, or 20 large Lego kits- just two examples.
Please, help me to give the children a better Christmas this year, with so much uncertainty through 2020, it is my mission to spread at least a little heart to those who are at the tough end - DHL’s Got Heart, now let’s show them!