Amidst all the Brexit chaos let’s remember that it’s Children In Need day...always a time when Britons’ generosity raises the spirits, whatever the political mood.
We mark this great fund-raising and lots of others in this week’s Agents Do Charity.
As Christmas approaches, let us know what you’re doing by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, if Pudsey will just move over for a moment, we’ll see what’s going on...
Children In Need: There are lunchtime snacks, drinks and nibbles being sold today from noon to 2.30pm at Martin Kemp’s’ Aylesbury and Thame branches. All food will be homemade and you can donate food if you wish.
Royal Trinity Hospice, London: Susan Metcalfe Residential is backing this hospice and supporting a special carol concert at St Mary The Boltons on Wednesday December 5 at 6:30 pm. There will be guest readers, wine and mince pies.
Royal Trinity Hospice is the only dedicated end-of-life care provider for 750,000 people living across the central and south west London boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Richmond, Merton, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. Every day 27 people living in this area will find out that they have a terminal illness. They are here to help them live life to the full, whatever time they have left.
Last year Trinity supported 2,364 patients with life-limiting illnesses and their carers and loved ones. At any moment in time, they are supporting 700 patients and their families.
Deposit Protection Service: The DPS has awarded another £18,000 to charity.
In its most recent round of awards it has given £10,000 to The Lantern Trust and £8,000 to Elmbridge Rentstart.
Daren King, Head of Tenancy Deposit Protection at The DPS, says: “We’re delighted to be able to support these two wonderful charities. It’s really important to The DPS to be able to support organisations that play such a positive role in our sector, and we’re proud that our funding will continue to be used to help those in need.”
Elmbrige Rentstart supports homeless and vulnerably housed people in Elmbridge and Runnymede, and The Lantern Trust was founded in 1983 to benefit vulnerable and marginalised people in Weymouth and Portland.
Applications for the next round of awards must be submitted by December 31.
The Fine & Country Foundation: Last Sunday, Armistice Day, hundreds of athletes joined Emma Preston from GPEA and Clint Nykamp from Fine & Country for the Remembrance Day Marathon at Walton upon Thames.
The race marked the eighth race in the 12 Marathons Challenge which began in April. The pair are running a marathon per month until March 2019 to support The Fine & Country Foundation, fighting homelessness.
To show your support at the next marathon, join the runners at Nottingham on 1st December. Or, to donate support homeless charities through The Fine & Country Foundation, please visit www.justgiving.com/companyteams/12FandCMarathons.