Welcome to the Charity Showcase page. We love this page! This area is where we get to promote and generally shout about some of the important, creative, outstanding work that our clients are involved in. What a privilege it is to serve these incredible people. Below is a group of a half dozen or so that we are highlighting this month. We will rotate these stories so do check back. They are a drop in the ocean and in truth, we can’t possibly showcase all of the stories we hear, but this flavour at least helps us go some way to giving back to some very worthy charities.
Do click through and find out more – you may even find yourself wanting to support them!
Young Minds Matter
Young minds matter are a small, local charity who provide mentors to secondary schools across Coventry and Warwickshire. Their mentors are trained to support young people with a range of issues, reducing the pressure on schools and health providers. They also organise innovative fundraising events for young people to get involved with. Their latest concert featured 99 local young musicians and raised £18,000, and four teenage boys swam the English Channel in record time this summer raising £15,000! Young minds matter also are about to recruit a new team of Young Ambassadors from their schools who will be raising awareness and flying the flag for YMM. Their mentors are making a hugely positive difference to the lives of young people. There is currently enormous demand from all schools for mental health support, and Young minds matter are so proud that our team of mentors are lending a helping hand to students who have been through so much over the past few years.
Big Church Festival
Big Church Festival is the largest Christian music festival in the UK, bringing together over 30,000 Christians of all ages and denominations for 2 days of incredible music, food, family fun and much more! Welcoming artists from around the globe every year. Each year, rippling flags and worship anthems ring out from the mainstage as families flock to the field of fun, and cream teas are served within earshot of choirs surrounded by the beautiful gardens of Wiston House. This is the church; all tribes and all ages, campsites becoming communities, memories in the making, the happiest festival-goers on the planet.
Karuna Action was founded in 1988 by George Dowdell with a vision to meet the needs of the poor and the eradication of extreme poverty. Since then Karuna action has grown and diversified its work, providing education, healthcare ad income-generation support to hundreds of people in 11 countries around the world. Karuna Action also has a coffee house, Karuna Coffee, a space for their local community in Aldershot t come and connect, create, contemplate and unwind. 100% of the profits made from Karuna Coffee are given to charity. Karuna is a Sanskrit word for compassion: A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.