I have decided to set myself another challenge, this time its to support Impact Initiatives which I work for. The charity turned 40 last year and in that time have helped so many people. The charity is a difficult one to fundraise for as we have a lot of difference services to promote. Here's an overview:
Young Peoples Centre (based in Ship Street, Brighton) - where young people can go to access life coaching, counselling, drop ins or even just a hot shower and some food.
WASP - an after school club in the most deprived area of Brighton. This allows children somewhere safe to go after school, whilst their parents work, or even just to go to keep them from roaming the streets. The staff are excellent and really get the best out of the children.
HOP50+ - this is an amazing place in Hove, a café and activity hub for people over the age of 50 to go and relax and connect with one another, open 7 days a week.
The Larches - a community café in an area which is quite cut off from the rest of Brighton, they also provide cookery classes here for people with learning disabilities.
Henfield Haven - here we provide days for people living with dementia to go and enjoy a wide range of activities and trips. There is also a community café open to the public.
Workability - They work with people with acquired brain injuries, disabilities and carers, to get them into a suitable job.
Advocacy - They help vulnerable people to have a voice, and also work with groups of people with learning difficulties to raise awareness of issues. This also includes Aspie trainers, how are a group of people with ASD that go into workplaces and provide first hand training of what it is like to live with ASC.
As you can see Impact do ALOT, and of course with funding cuts these services can sometimes be cut or reduced. I believe they are such an important part of our society, providing key services which help people connect, feel empowered and motivated to make 'tomorrow a better day' for not only the people that need the help, but also the people and society around them.
So Please Dig Deep!
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