In these tough times, it is great to see people still pulling together to do their bit to support charities and the NHS. Over the Easter weekend we saw lots of people running 5k and donating £5 towards the NHS heroes for all they are doing around the clock, day-in, day-out.
While financial situations may have changed for many of us over the past couple of weeks, we would like to urge everybody who can, to support a cause close to their heart.
It all adds up
We can no longer have that meal deal or the posh coffee we might treat ourselves to on our lunch break. A small donation here and there can add up and every little helps.
Support a cause that matters to you
As well as our incredible NHS staff, it is important to also remember the charities that exist to help people who may be in danger at home, such as domestic abuse or youth support charities.
Organisations such as GMYN (Our Managing Partner, Chris Bishop is an Ambassador) that work with vulnerable young people in their local areas are contributing to helping with the management of situations which could otherwise lead users to hospitals.
Chris is also a Trustee and Fundraiser for HUGS (www.helpingugandaschools.org) a charity which is dedicated to the building and development of schools in Uganda, including the first Special Needs School in western Uganda. In February, we hosted the annual HUGS quiz to raise money for the cause, totalling £1755, and this goes directly to supporting the team out in Uganda. Chris has committed to raising a further £4,000 this year with the firm’s support.
Hospices which provide quality care for people with cancer and life-limiting illnesses have had to postpone most or all of their upcoming fundraising activities. St Ann’s Hospice has been left with a funding gap of £150,000 and is appealing for urgent funds to be able to keep up their valuable services during these times.
We are in the midst of a global crisis and must remember the long-term effect that a loss of funding can have on the most in need.
A case close to our hearts
Recently, we heard the devastating news that Sue Mosco, of Intergen Trafford, had passed away. Sue was Chair of the fantastic local charity that helps bring old and young people together, building community links across all age groups to encourage learning and wellbeing.
Slater Heelis has supported the work of this charity for a long time and will continue to do to. Our Court of Protection and Elderly Client teams have a brilliant relationship with Intergen and many of their service users are clients of ours.
More than ever, it’s at times like this, we have to do our bit to help out those in most need.