Helping hands at the ready in London!

Phone lines open in London on Wednesday 23 May at 10am.  Please call Emma Francis on 07867 550491.  

Don't forget to look at the size of the challenge indicated by the key at the bottom of the page.

All challenges listed on this page qualify for 50% matching.

614 Goody Bags

Challenge group size:  F

C4WS Homeless Project

What's the challenge?

C4WS Homeless project helps those experiencing homelessness find accommodation and start the process of rebuilding their lives. Each week at their Friday drop-in club, C4WS welcomes around fifty visitors. 

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C4WS would like to challenge a Zurich team to fundraise for and provide 50 'welfare packages' to be distributed to their Friday Club members.  The items their clients need are things like socks, toiletries, pens, notebooks and sweets. 

 

615 Banking on you

Challenge group size:  F

AFRIL

What's the challenge?

AFRIL is a small charity in south-east London, working with refugees and asylum seekers to relieve poverty and social isolation. They help an average of 120 people a week with education, family support services, and access to emergency supplies. 

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Your challenge is to run a food appeal for for AFRIL's Foodbank, which provides food parcels to local destitute asylum-seekers and refugees. The foodbank relies on donations from local businesses and individuals, and demand currently outstrips supply. Once you've collected the food, AFRIL would like you visit the foodbank and help sort the goods.

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616 Emergency rations

Challenge group size:  F

CLIC Sargent

What's the challenge?

When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and their family.

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Your challenge is to fundraise for and buy items for an emergency care package for three of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home: Paul’s House in London, CLIC Court in Oxford and Jean’s House in Southampton. When the doctor diagnoses a child with cancer, families may have to act quickly and get themselves to their nearest primary treatment centre, which can often be miles away from home. Families on average have to travel up to 60 miles to receive treatment. The Homes from Home are located close to primary treatment centres, ensuring that families can stay together in a comfortable, homely environment, free of charge, whilst their child receives treatment.

Packages could include supermarket vouchers (good for when a child has cravings when they are receiving treatment), toiletries, tea bags, juice biscuits, tins, jars etc.

At any one time Paul’s House can support up to 16 families, CLIC Court can support up to 5 families and Jean’s House will be able to support up to 7 families. The challenge has the potential to reach up to 100 families.