Brighton and Croydon

To book a Festive Challenge for Brighton or Croydon, please contact your Zurich Cares Challenge Representative, Kerry Chambers, on 7400 4913 and she'll be happy to talk through any potential projects.

Choose your challenge from Tuesday 3 October and book from Tuesday 10 October. 100% matching applies to all challenges.

 

1129 Christmas Collection - Brighton 

Challenge group size:  M

Brighton Housing Trust

What's the challenge?

Brighton Housing Trust is a charity operating in Brighton and Hove and across East Sussex. Their mission is to combat homelessness, create opportunities and promote change.

 

They are holding a large street collection on Saturday 16 December and would love a team of up to 10 people to help out from 1-4pm.

  

 

 

1134 Got Christmas in Mind?- Croydon

Challenge group size:  F

Mind

What's the challenge?

Mind, one of our existing National Partners, are the key provider of mental health services and support in the Croydon area. 

 

Here's a challenge for the whole building plus family and friends!  It's time to go through your cupboards and wardrobes to throw out those clothes, books, cd's, toys and homeware that you'll never use again in readiness for your Chrimbo pressies.  Please provide 15 bags full of good quality second hand items to replenish the stock in Mind's local Woking charity shop.  Mind will provide branded bags.  All you have to do is fill them and deliver your donations to their shop.  What could be more simple?

 

1135 Deck the hall with boughs of holly - Croydon

Challenge group size:  M

The Merton Dementia Hub 

What's the challenge?

The Merton Dementia Hub in Mitcham is a unique community based service for people with dementia, their family and carers. The Hub provides a beautifully calming environment specifically designed around people with dementia. People using the Hub are able to access different health and social care professionals and 3rd sector organisations around the borough.
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Every year they work with clients to decorate the Hub for Christmas. They would really love a 7ft Christmas tree and some decorations for the Hub. You are invited into the Hub to decorate it, with the clients, on Tuesday 21st November, their theme colour this year is blue and white. Providing Christmas decorations and helping the clients decorate the Hub provides their clients with a meaningful activity. It provides seasonal orientation for them as well. For some of their clients, sitting in a venue that is beautifully decorated for Christmas may be the only opportunity they have to do this.

 

 

Belfast and Newcastle

To book a Festive Challenge for Newcastle or Belfast, please contact your Zurich Cares Challenge Representative, Kerry Chambers, on email kerry.chambers@zct.org.uk and she'll be happy to talk through any potential projects.

Choose your challenge from Tuesday 3 October and book from Wednesday 10 October. 100% matching applies to all challenges.

1201 Show you care - Newcastle

Challenge group size:  L

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice

What's the challenge?

St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle aim to improve quality of life for everyone in the North East living with an incurable condition, and their families.

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice will be holding a Christmas Party in December. They were so delighted with last year's team, they would love a team to come along to them again. They are expecting 55 children aged 0 – 18 years to come and join the celebrations.  All of these children have life threatening conditions.  They have multiple, complex physical disabilities and many are also learning disabled.  They do not enjoy all of the same opportunities as children who are physically well and active.  So events like the annual Christmas Party are hugely important to the children and to their parents.  

They would love a team to organise a collection of gifts for the children.  Each gift to be individually wrapped and placed in Santa’s sack, ready to be handed out when he pays a visit to the party!  (St Oswalds will supply the team with a list of ideas and suggestions to help with their present selection.) Once the gifts are collected they would be delighted if a team would like to visit the hospice, on a weekday in the run up to the party, to wrap up all the presents, pack Santa’s sack and meet some of the children and staff.  They would again like to supply the mince pies, chocolates & Christmas music to keep a team of Zurich elves happy while they work!

 

1202 Music to our elf ears! - Newcastle

Challenge group size:  F

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice 

What's the challenge?

St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle aim to improve quality of life for everyone in the North East living with an incurable condition, and their families

 

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice will be holding a Christmas Party in December.  They are expecting 55 children aged 0 – 18 years to come and join the celebrations.  All of these children have life threatening conditions.  They have multiple, complex physical disabilities and many are also learning disabled.  They do not enjoy all of the same opportunities as children who are physically well and active.  So events like the annual Christmas Party are hugely important to the children and to their parents. 

They would like a team to challenge themselves to raise £100 to pay for the children’s entertainment (disco and games) at the party.  We are told that the DJ who runs the disco is great - she makes sure that all the children are able to take part in the fun – no matter how severe their illness and disabilities. 

 

 

 

1203 Got Christmas in Mind?- Newcastle

Challenge group size:  F

Mind

What's the challenge?

Mind, one of our existing National Partners, are the key provider of mental health services and support in the city.
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Here's a challenge for the whole building plus family and friends!  It's time to go through your cupboards and wardrobes to throw out those clothes, books, cd's, toys and homeware that you'll never use again in readiness for your Chrimbo pressies.  Please provide 15 bags full of good quality second hand items to replenish the stock in Mind's local Gateshead charity shop.  Mind will provide branded bags.  All you have to do is fill them and deliver your donations to their shop.  What could be more simple?

 

1213 No One Should have No One - Belfast

Challenge group size:  M

Age NI 

What's the challenge?

Age NI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. Their vision is a world where everyone can love later life.

Our society is ageing and as we grow older we face new challenges, and may face difficult issues like illness, poverty or loneliness.

 

Most of us can remember a time when we felt a bit down and someone was there to help us - a family member, a friend, a neighbour. Thousands of older people all over Northern Ireland feel lonely. Without family, friends or neighbours to call or visit, their Christmas Day will be like any other day.
They will see no one. They will talk to no one. They will feel that no one cares.
Age NI cares. Their day centres help hundreds of older people who have no one else to turn to. This Christmas Age NI are asking people to support their No One Should have No One Campaign. They would like a team to come and volunteer at one of their centres for half a day or a day to decorate it. Or, if attendance is not possible, they would love a team to donate some gifts to their older people that would not otherwise get a present?
Locations closest to our office are Age NI Day Centre, Skianos, East Belfast and Dunmurry. This can be picked up by more than one team.