Why charity begins at home this Christmas | Lodestone Property

This year, good causes need all of our support more than ever. According to a report in The Guardian in June 2020, “analysis by independent charity Pro Bono Economics predicted a £6.4bn loss of income over the six months to December 2020 for the UK’s 170,000 charities, leaving one in 10 potentially facing bankruptcy. Smaller, local charities are especially exposed to the crisis.” So, as charity begins at home, instead of sending Christmas cards, we have sent ecards and asked our three offices to nominate a cause for us to support this year. Find out more about what they do and how you can help them too.

Our team in our Bruton Office chose Help for Homeless

This is a local charity run by volunteers who provide for those who aren’t fortunate to have a home. The ‘team of angels’ work tirelessly to provide food, bedding, clothes and essentials to those in need on the streets of Bristol, Bath and Yeovil.  Help for Homeless also works with local businesses who donate the food which is needed on a weekly basis.

Find out more: https://helpforhomeless.net/

Our team in our Shaftesbury Office chose The Rendezvous

Offering emotional support for young people aged 13-25, The Rendezvous advises on jobs, housing, health and relationships. However, this innovative charity is especially focussed on providing one-to-one tuition in maths and English to those young people who may have slipped through the educational system. With popular drop-in centres in Sherborne and Gillingham, they’re soon to add a further network in Shaftesbury and relaunch their website.

Find out more: http://www.therendezvous.org.uk/

One of the ways The Rendezvous helps young people is through one-to-one tuition. Pic The Rendezvous

Our team in our Wells office chose The Lawrence Centre

Based in the heart of Wells, The Lawrence Centre invites older people living with memory loss and health issues to take part in a wide range of active and artistic activities like singing, dancing and gardening.  After many home visits during the lockdown periods, they have recently developed an outreach service, called ‘One 2 One at home’.

Find out more: https://thelawrencecentre.org.uk/

The Lawrence Centre in Wells provides activities like singing for older people including those living with memory loss. Pic wells.nub.news

 

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