The figures for the year 2020 were severely affected by the COVID19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. 2021 was initially also very quiet but as the lockdown restrictions eased we saw a very rapid pick up in activity and one of, if not the busiest, Q3 periods we have seen. The Charity then reached the milestone of £1 Million raised and granted by mid November 2021.
Analysis of the above figures shows that in a typical year just over 50% of our grants are classified as "Small" ie £1,000 and under, andrequire 20% to 25% of our grant funding. This shows the importance of small targeted grants to help families. These figures have been consistent for the last 5 years since we began detailed analysis.
News about the Charity:
There are full details on our Donation Page of the various methods of making a donation to us, as well as the Everyclick Donation button (centre of the Donation Page), which allows an online donation to be made quickly by Credit or Debit card.
We would also like to highlight the help that can be given by commission payments on purchases (at no cost to the purchaser - just nominate the Charity) eg Amazon Smile, Give as You Live, and from recycling ink cartridges - Recycle for Charity. Details of how to help, at no cost, are on the Donation page of this website.
Current and Future Events in 2021:
The Quiz Night was postponed until 5th March due to the position with Covid, but we had a good turn out and it was still our first fundraising event of the year..
We have already had a busy start to the year so any funding is a great help, and we would like to thank Sunrise Medical, who once again collected for us, and the funds raised in 2021 have now been added to our reserves.
We would like to thank everyone supporting us by donations through PayPal (via their Giving Fund).
Unfortunately, PayPal will not accept a PO Box number so we are unable to open our own PayPal account. This means that there is a small delay before we receive the funds, which is not really a problem as long as they come through (which they do), but we are unable to identify the sources of the donations.
As a result we are unable to thank each of you personally. The funds are a great help, and we do eventually receive them, so please accept our general thanks. Until they change their policy and accept a PO Box number as a charity address, we are unable to do any more to thank you. Irrespective of that the support is greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone.