Firstly, we would like to say the most massive thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas shoe box appeal. We were absolutely inundated; receiving a HUGE 37 boxes, along with stuff to create three massive hampers for women and children. We would like to thank all of the individuals who contacted us to donate, but also Caring Lady Funeral Directors and Meridian Short Mat Bowls Club who did collections for us.
Now- who your donations helped:
We split the donations equally between Safe In Sussex women’s refuge and My Sisters’ House women’s centre. They were eternally grateful and these have gone towards giving children and mothers Christmas gifts when they might not have got any, as well as taking care of person hygiene needs of women and children in poverty- be them fleeing abuse or street homeless.
Although our Christmas campaign is now over, we are establishing working relationships with these institutions and will continue to donate to them throughout the year.
In early January we have a couple of meetings with leading supermarkets to discuss our taking of slightly imperfect or surplus stock, which we can then further donate on if talks are successful. This helps the environment in terms of recycling and makes a huge social change- for example women who cannot afford sanitary items will have some donated to them so that they can keep their dignity.
We thank you for your continued support and remind you that if you need any legal advice regarding domestic abuse, please do e-mail in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you Sainsburys for sending us a gift card, enabling us to give all of this to a local womens’ refuge!
You may have recently heard our founder Jade-Shannon Patrick’s interview on More Radio. Massive thanks to the radio station for featuring us in their news bulletin.
If you’re affected by any of the issues discussed, or wish to get involved with our christmas shoebox campaign please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com
We are pleased to announce that we have completed an interview with More Radio about the charity and our Christmas appeal and this will be airing soon.
We are also being interviewed by the Worthing Herald on 6th November and this should appear in print and online shortly thereafter.
We are very pleased to announce as of 17th October 2017 we are an officially registered charity. Please check back for updates and feel free to get in touch if you require our services or wish to get involved.
Team Daisy Chain xx
We are pleased to announce that we are starting a shoebox appeal as of NOW.
If you would like to take part you could fill a shoe box with essentials for women and children such as shower gel, snacks, biscuits, or even little Christmas gifts so that those in Womens’ refuges feel valued over the festive period.
- Fluffy, warm socks for women and children of both genders
- Used womens’ or childrens’ clothes (in good condition)
- Any sort of non-perishable food
- Hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, nappies, feminine products etc.
- Toys and games in good condition with no bits missing.
- Colouring books, pencils etc.
- Christmas decorations.
- If you have any questions about what to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be appearing at Ladybird Pre-School’s Christmas fayre with a table for you to leave donations on if that is easier for you.
An example hamper