After a turbulent 2020 and what was an uneasy start to 2021, at LBC we felt Christmas was a great opportunity to think about supporting those in even greater need and via our local offices have donated £1000 to each of the following charities:
Balloons aims to ensure that no child, young person or young adult in Exeter, Mid and East Devon goes without the bereavement support they need.
Balloons offer free one-to-one grief support, usually over a 6-week period, for 5 to 25-year olds. These sessions consist of around an hour’s support each week, and the content of the sessions are bespoke to meet the needs, concerns and preferences of the child, young person or young adult.
Sadly, this Christmas thousands of people will be alone with nowhere to call home – and many will be experiencing their first without a secure and safe home this Christmas. Crisis helps people directly out of homelessness and campaigns for the social changes needed to solve it altogether. Crisis at Home mobilise a unique volunteering effort to provide warmth, companionship and vital services to people facing homelessness.
Are a homeless charity for the Chichester and Arun Districts providing a recovery journey for clients which focuses on the key areas of health, housing and work. Stonepillow operates Hostels and Hubs in Chichester and Bognor Regis, together with a Recovery Service, Supported Accommodation and Rough Sleeper Team.
Wood Street Mission help support families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford, with practical help and services. They help with children’s clothes, school uniforms, toys, bedding, baby equipment and toiletries through their Family Basics service. They also arrange Book Clubs, where families can pick up books to take home and have a fun morning together during school holidays.
Isabel Hospice is a local charity caring for hundreds of people across eastern Hertfordshire each year. They offer free support to patients and their families who are living with life-limiting illnesses and conditions, including cancer, heart failure or respiratory illness, and neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease. They help people to live pain- and symptom-free so they can make the most of the time they have left.