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Morrisons Foundation – making a difference to people’s lives

Sam Burden

, December 16, 2016 — Civil Society

Morrisons Foundation Specialist

Morrisons believes in the power of local charities to make a difference to people’s lives. In 2015 we set up the Morrisons Foundation to help more local charities access vital funding and today we are really pleased to be supporting the first ever #LocalCharitiesDay.  We’re taking this opportunity to encourage local charities to find out…

Introducing the Dorset Devils!

I belong to a wonderful group of people called Dorset Devils (157 volunteers with an age range of 5-85), founded by Peter Ryan just over three years ago. We all love Bournemouth, but hate the litter that gets deposited all along our streets and our spectacular beaches. We therefore go out and voluntarily clear the rubbish when…

Poppy Scotland blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay

Mark Bibbey

, December 15, 2016 — Civil Society

Chief Executive, Poppyscotland

You will probably know us best for running the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, but Poppyscotland works all-year round to support our Armed Forces community in Scotland. In the past year we have supported people in every part of the country and that’s why we’re backing #LocalCharitiesDay.With the help of our year-round fundraising and generous donations from…

YKids celebrates #LocalCharitiesDay

Hannah Anderson

, December 13, 2016 — Civil Society

Youth Worker, Ykids

Ykids is a charity working in Bootle, a town on the outskirts of Liverpool with high rates of deprivation, the young people and families we work with face many barriers which often puts them on the edge of society; unemployment, lack of available jobs, low qualifications, poor housing, poor health – for some, it’s a…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Rhythmix Wishing Well

Mark Davyd

, December 12, 2016 — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Rhythmix

When you think of hospitals, what are the sounds you remember?The beeping machines?The alarms at night?The scurry of nurses?The sobs of families?As a child, I spent a lot of time in hospitals. It was a deeply unsettling experience, both the actual time I spent there and later the isolation and distance it had created between…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Lowe Syndrome Trust

The Lowe Syndrome Trust is a UK Charity formed in June 2000 by parents of a Lowe syndrome child. The charity supports families as well as commissioning and funding medical research into Lowe Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can occur with no family history. Lowe Syndrome affects boys and has multiple physical and mental symptoms.…

Sutton Mencap shares its stories for #LocalCharitiesDay

Robbie Keen

, December 9, 2016 — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Sutton Mencap

Sutton Mencap is a leading provider of services for people with a learning disability in the London Borough of Sutton. We work with around 70 children and young people and 200 adults, providing a wide range of activities aimed at bringing people together, helping them develop life skills, make friends and have fun.A typical week…

Malvern Special Families gets ready for #LocalCharitiesDay

Cassie Zoro

, — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Malvern Special Families

Malvern Special Families is supporting #LocalCharitiesDay to help highlight the fantastic work that small charities do for local communities. Local charities change lives for the better, but sometimes the staff and volunteers from these charities are so busy providing excellent support to local people, that they don’t get the chance to shout about themselves. So please join in on…