Phone lines open on Wednesday 17 May at 12 noon.  Please call Carla Mandis on 07812 265216 to book. 

Don't forget to check the recommended team size indicated by the key at the bottom of the page.  

All Challenges on this page receive 50% matching. 

 

GARDENING

 

751  Mix & Match

Challenge group size: M

Jane Percy House

What's the challenge?

Jane Percy House is part of The Disabilities Trust and they provide specialist services for people with physical disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents. 

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During the summer months their service users love to sit out in the courtyard and enjoy the garden. Therefore, they would love for a team to come back this year to "tidy up" their courtyard - they need particular help in trimming back a variety of bushes and trees along with painting the trellis and fences. All 25 of their service users (with a range of disabilities and abilities) will benefit from the courtyard being a more comfortable area to sit in. Photos >

   
 

 

 

 

LEND A HAND

752  Nobody goes hungry!  

Challenge group size: S

FareShare North East

What's the challenge?

FareShare North East supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Belfast. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults.

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FareShare North East would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…

  • Picking food orders.

  • Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day.

  • Labelling orders and helping to load the vans.

  • You may also be asked to help deliver the items in the van.

  • Sorting food and organising the depot.

  • Sorting fresh fruit and veg.

This can be taken up by more than one team.