About our work: Helping Angels Charitable Association
We are delighted to have been able to provide vital support to so many charities during the pandemic. Helping Angels Charitable Association are a friendly, high quality, personal assistant service who work with local people with physical, cognitive or age-related conditions who need support with daily tasks, domestic routines, and support them with building social relationships and participating fully within the community.
Like many charities Helping Angels were really struggling financially during lockdown. They almost gave up and considered closing the charity altogether, but they were doing so much to support local people, this would have been devastating.
Luckily the charity came to Support Staffordshire for assistance and we helped them to apply for some funding. Not only were they successful, they received a large sum from The National Lottery which enabled them to employ 3 full time staff!.
Those people in our community would have been left without their vital personal assistant support, had Helping Angels not come to us for help.
Natasha Gratton, CEO of Helping Angels said “We would like to say a huge thank you to Support Staffordshire! When the pandemic hit last year we didn’t know where to look for support. We knew we needed to adapt for our members and support them but didn’t know where or when that funding would come in. We worked closely with Support Staffs at this time to look at local organisational funders and they supported me to complete a number of applications. Thanks to Support Staffordshire we managed to support our members when they needed us most”.
We need to be able to continue to provide our vital support to charities like Helping Angels so that they can continue to provide their valuable services to our community.
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Staffordshire charity staff go above and beyond for local causes
Staff, family members and volunteers of local charity Support Staffordshire are going above and beyond this month to raise vital funds for their organisation.
Support Staffordshire who provide free support for over 1,000 charities, non-profit and voluntary organisations in our county, has recently launched a brand new fundraising strategy which will help them to become a stronger and more robust organisation enabling them to provide even more support to Staffordshire’s community.
During the pandemic Support Staffordshire were instrumental in providing a safety net to local charities, supporting voluntary and community groups with Covid risk assessments and safe re-opening protocols, they set-up and operated good neighbour schemes, supported 1,000s of socially isolated people, and even helped prevent the collapse of some charities by supporting them with funding applications and placed hundreds of volunteers across the county eager to help their community.
Staff and their families are really getting behind the fundraising efforts of the charity, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones and dedicating lots of time and effort into training for personal challenges whilst raising sponsorship for the charity.
Trustee of the charity and MD of Brandauer, Rowan Crozier and his wife Zoe, Volunteering for All Manager at Support Staffordshire have taken on a double challenge. They will not only be walking a blister busting 25KM through London’s Landmarks at the Thames Bridges Trek on 11th September; they will also be donning their running shoes for the Stafford Half Marathon! They will be joined at the Half Marathon by Support Staffordshire’s Community Officer Nicola Lynes, Fundraising Development Manager Lisa Carson, as well as staff family members Gareth Jolley and Ben Dorkins.
Furthermore, Marketing Officer Jennie Stewart and Social Prescribing Link Worker Robert O’Leary will be climbing Snowdon during the night on 26th September and will be summiting at sunrise on Sunday morning while we are all fast asleep in our beds.
Gulsoom Aslam and her daughters are also taking on various personal walking challenges during September and have already completed the Dam Trail at Derwent Valley, a 5K family walk at Dimmingsdale and they plan to walk Dovedale and Carsington Waters over the coming weeks.
Collectively the staff and volunteer team have raised over £3000 for Support Staffordshire which will offer 75 hours FREE support to local community groups working with vulnerable groups in Staffordshire.
Lisa Carson, Fundraising Development Manager of the charity said “Support Staffordshire is the county’s hidden gem and we do such wonderful work to support so many people. Fundraising is a really important building block in our plans to ensure we can sustain our future. I am truly heartened by the way that staff, volunteers and family members have put themselves out by making massive personal commitments to raise money for us. Most of them would not have even dreamt they could run a half marathon or climb a mountain at the beginning of the year and I’m really proud of them all. I can’t wait to run the half marathon and climb Snowdon with them while we raise vital funds to support the Staffordshire Community”.
Support Staffordshire launches Business Club
Local charity Support Staffordshire who provide free support for over 1,000 charities, non-profit and voluntary organisations in our county, has recently launched a brand new and exclusive Business Club which will help to raise vital funds to enable them to provide even more support to Staffordshire’s community.
The organisation under-pins the voluntary sector in Staffordshire, supporting local charities and voluntary groups with operational matters, raising millions of pounds of funding each year, and putting structures in place to ensure their members can operate sustainably to make their offering and services the best they can be.
During the pandemic Support Staffordshire provided a safety net to the third sector, helping numerous new and existing community food projects, supporting other not for profits with Covid risk assessments and safe re-opening protocols, they set-up and operated good neighbour schemes, supported 1,000s of socially isolated people, and even helped prevent the collapse of some charities by supporting them with funding applications and placed more than 1,000 volunteers across the county eager to help their community.
The charity are now looking to local businesses who are passionate about our community, to come together to help make Staffordshire stronger by joining the Support Staffordshire Business Club.
Lisa Carson, Fundraising Development Manager of the charity said “Being part of our Business Club is a simple way for your business to make a huge impact on your local community. And there are lots of benefits associated with being part of the club too! Becoming a member will give you the opportunity to attend regular networking events with guest speakers, showcase your products and services, make an impact using your business skills and talents, attend regular social events and get VIP discounts and offers, the list is endless”.
“It’s a fact that consumers are more likely to buy a product that is associated with a cause and becoming a Support Staffordshire Business Club member means that your brand would be associated with not one, but more than 1,000 causes supporting the Staffordshire community. “
For more information about the Business Club and to find out more about how you can help to support 1,000 charities in Staffordshire, visit https://supportstaffordshiretogether.org.uk/business-club/ or email Lisa Carson, Fundraising Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.