Our L6 Community Service Charities Committee have shortlisted three amazing national charities which you could choose to support in Lent Term. However, they need your help to decide which charity to fund-raise for this term.
Here is a little more about each charity…
Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. They are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, but they also taking action to prevent the crisis. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others, and encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people. They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. That’s why they work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.
Dawn New Horizon
Founded by Lorraine Curston and supported by a Board of Trustees and Partners, Dawn’s New Horizon (DNH) is a non-profit making domestic abuse support organisation, providing help and support services to men and women in the Broadland District area of Norwich, over the phone or face to face.
DNH and partners offer a range of well-being services including an advice and information service about domestic abuse support on a drop-in basis, as well as ACT Therapy, counselling and coaching by appointment. Haircuts, clothing and household items to set up home are also available for those in need.
There is always someone available to talk to in the shop. As well as supporting those experiencing domestic abuse, the DNH Shop has become a hub for the local Sprowston community with customers of all ages regularly popping in to buy items, or just for a chat.
Priscilla Bacon Hospice
It is a common misconception that hospices are sad places – in fact, they are places where people at end of life can feel relaxed and comfortable, where qualified professionals not only take care of the patient’s physical needs, but look after their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. Hospices also support carers, family members and close friends – both during a person's illness and during bereavement.
The Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity was established in 2016 to fund-raise for and build a new hospice on an 8-acre site close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This was completed and opened by King Charles in November last year.
However, the hard work starts now – the charity needs to raise £2 million a year
to deliver the work they do, including providing a bereavement service, specialist equipment, enhanced catering, patient and family transport, and the nurturing of the Lodge’s beautiful gardens. They also aim to introduce art and music therapy in the future. In addition to this, Priscilla Bacon Hospice supports research, education and training.
So get voting! Please complete the form in your Friday Tutor period.
Deadline is 16:00 on 26 January 2024