Tesco – Every Penny and All That!!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the latest Tesco Grant Scheme (Blue Tokens) We received the most tokens, so are going to get a donation of £1,500.00!!!! This is an amazing amount of money for us, and will help us continue to provide much needed food shops for local families in poverty


Wave 105 – Support from their Supporters

We are continually grateful to Wave 105 Cash for Kids for supporting us through their grants. They have just donated a further £1850.00 from their current “Cost of Living” Grant, to enable us to provide more families in poverty with weekly food shops.
Thank you so much to Wave 105 and their wonderful listeners. Our little charity wouldn’t survive without financial support like this.download

Children helping Children

Thank you to an amazing 9 year old girl called Mia who raised £110 for us, by doing a reading challenge she set for herself
She was so chuffed to hear that her money will make a huge difference to local children who are living in poverty. Today we have provided birthday presents for a child who would have gone without any gifts on their special day, and also a food shop for a young carer who, due to tragic circumstances, has had to take on their siblings. Mia’s donation has paid for this – you should be very proud of yourself Mia!
If any parents would like any information about our charity, to put forward to your School’s PTA for fundraising this year, please ask.
Your donations, as above, make the world of difference, as we both run the charity in our spare time, voluntarily – for no financial reward. Something we feel passionate about
Thank you

Update on our Latest Referrals

Apologies for the lack of posts – busy busy busy. Over the last 2 months, we have provided:-
Household items due to domestic violence; School uniform due to poverty, and children unable to attend school; a cotbed mattress due to child neglect; 12 weekly Food shops, reasons varying from being in temporary accommodation, poverty and child neglect; toys/nappies/moses basket for a 4 month old baby in poverty; a single bed for a child on the at risk register; 8no Birthday presents for children in poverty, who would otherwise have not received a birthday present; school uniform for a child due to Domestic Violence and abuse; Baby equipment for a newborn baby born into poverty; toys and toiletries for a large family in poverty; Beds, bedding, furniture for a family in poverty who have been re-housed; fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave for a family in emergency accommodation due to domestic violence; Uniform and foodshop for a family who escaped domestic violence and had to move to a new area; Clothing vouchers for young carers in poverty; Buggy, nappies, and food vouchers for a young mum in poverty; Nappies and clothing for young child who’s mum fled area due to threats to kill; Double bed for a parent sleeping on the floor; Clothing and bed for a child in need; Fridge freezer and bed for a family in poverty; a bed for a child who has left the care system; Double bed for a family in crisis; Curtains for a family who have escaped domestic violence and lived in fear; nappies, food, and baby milk for a baby at risk; Baby milk for a baby living in temporary accommodation; a Stairgate for safeguarding reasons; a folding bed for a mum living in temporary accommodation; a microwave, toys and baby bouncer for a baby who’s mum had fled domestic violence; mattress protectors, microwave and clothing for a family in poverty; a moses basket, sheets, nappies, and baby clothes for a referral from a Safeguarding Midwife; Double bed for a dad who left a refuge; Kitchen equipment, bedding, towels & hoover for a family who had been homeless; Fridge Freezer for a family who had fled domestic violence; School shoes for two children in poverty; Duvet for a young dad who has been housed; Clothing for child due to neglect – (parent’s substance abuse) and Toys and clothing for children being safeguarded.
We have also received referrals for hundreds of children for Christmas gifts – these are children who would otherwise go without a gift on Christmas morning.
As most of you will be aware; two of us run this charity in our spare time; so funding is essential for us to keep going. We receive no Government or Council funding at all. The food shops cost around £100 per family; and you can see above how many we have provided. If anyone can sponsor us; hold a fundraising event etc – this will enable us to carry on through 2023.
Thank you to all our supporters – both individuals and Companies – you know who you are!!

Local People Helping Local Children This Christmas

Last Christmas, we created an “Amazon Wish List” for people to purchase Christmas gifts for the families we support. This was really successful and we received lots of lovely gifts. We have created a new list for this year – link below. It is set up to automatically deliver to our registered address.


If anyone is able to – please click on the link and purchase a gift. It really does make such a difference; and our Christmas referrals are purely for children who would otherwise wake up to no presents on Christmas morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Poverty Getting Worse for Local Families

2022 has already brought a huge increase in poverty for many families. In February, we provided:-
18 weekly food shops – reasons range from poverty, covid health issues, mental health, children in need, sexual abuse (had to move area with very little). cap in benefits
A CD player – for a child with special needs
3 Fridge Freezers – reasons range from poverty, domestic violence, and moved from a hostel
2 Washing Machines – reasons range from cancer diagnosis (causing poverty due to not working) and a family leaving the refuge
Toys & Games – for a child who had come out of care back to their parent
School shoes for a child in poverty
A dehumidifier – for a family in temporary accommodation and had a child with health needs
14 mattresses – reasons range from domestic violence, recent bereavement, recently homelessness, poverty
2 x Double Beds – Due to poverty
Bedding – reasons range from poverty, neglect, abuse and domestic violence
Clothing for a teenager in poverty
Single Bed – child sleeping on the floor
Toiletries – a family in poverty, teenagers had no toiletry products
Hoover – family in poverty, and a family who had been through domestic violence
A toddler bed for a family in poverty (child sleeping on mattress with parent on the floor)
3 sets of bunks beds – reasons due to poverty, domestic violence and neglect
Toddler clothing – following domestic violence, had to flee area
Baby Cot, bedding and sleep grow bags – For a baby living with young parent in assisted living
Stairgates – Due to neglect and poverty
Cot bed – for a family who’s toddler child was still sleeping in a cot
We wouldn’t be able to provide this service without ongoing support from all the local families and Companies, and we thank you so much!!!
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