Charity Day Spring 2017
At Angel Solutions, we are committed to giving our time to excellent causes. No matter how little or large, we try our utmost best to help.
The staff at Angel regularly take part in Charity Days — where we all set aside our usual work for the day and spend time donating ourselves to charity instead!
As well as giving regular donations, in the charity coin collection machine in our circus, we all like to get ‘hands on’ in making a real difference. It’s simply part of our culture.
Last month we held our spring charity day at four fantastic organisations. Click an image below to see what each team got up to on the day…
Squash Nutrition is a Liverpool-based social enterprise, working within the local community to share skills and promote food health and wellbeing.
Based in Windsor Street, Toxteth and working across the North West, they embrace food as a tool for community resilience and social change.
James, John, Kieron, Grace, Dylan and Alex from team Angel went along and helped with weeding, sorting seeds and removing snails. They also cleaned the mobile pod, which is now sparkling! Additionally, our volunteers went out litter picking on the streets of Liverpool.
One of the team said: “We loved working with Squash! Their projects are inviting, exciting and engaging. They are clearly participant-centred, hands-on, focused and make a long-term impact in the area. We’re already looking forward to next time!””
Squash Nutrition Photos
New Horizons Alternative School
New Horizions is an Alternative Provision School/Service for children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties – who have been identified as being at risk of exclusion, harm or have already been excluded from mainstream education.
12 of Our Angel Staff (Amy, Jenn, Peter, Phil, Holly, Harry, Jack, John, Rebecca, Dave, Paul and Stephen) helped make the garden look beautiful again! Angel donated flowers, pots, vegetable seeds and compost. We even managed to take pictures of our brilliant hard work from above by using a Drone…
New Horizions Photos
Mrang is a charity that provides a loving, family environmentfor women refugees, asylum seekers and their children where they can receive practical, holistic and effective support.
The Charities mission is to help transform the lives of the women who have undergone great suffering and unjust treatment, helping them to re-establish their dignity and self-esteem while recognising their uniqueness and diversity.
They provide quality donated clothes for babies, children and women, as well as toys, baby items and household items. They have a clothing sale at the drop-in sessions where women can buy clothes at a very low cost.
So, Nerea and Henni from our team went along to one of the drop-in sessions and helped with registration of arrivals, serving drinks and preparing lunch. They also took along donations, such as nappies and children’s clothes/ toys.
Willowbrook Charity Shop
Willowbrook Hospice is an Independent Charity established by a group of local people to raise funds to build and run a Specialist Palliative Care Unit.
Willowbrook also have 11 charity shops covering St Helens and Knowsley. These shops are operated through brilliant volunteers. The shops sell anything from books, clothes, furniture and children’s toys, all money raised in the charity shops then goes towards caring for the patients in the Hospice.
George, Gareth, Ryan and David went along and helped to sort through a mountain of donated bags, sorting them into their respective bins. Management were amazed by the job they had done, and stated that they could actually see the wall for once! They even asked when our next charity day will be and if we could go back and help.
Until Next Time…
Our team love to give, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed getting the chance to help local charities in a practical way. Angel Solutions already support a number of charities, and being able to get involved by offering a helping hand like this will continue to be really important to us.
Please keep giving!
YOUR help and donations are crucial to the ongoing operations of many local charities in your community. Participation is highly rewarding, as well as being greatly appreciated. If you are inspired by our involvement to help out with one of the four charities that we have worked with, then we would love to hear your stories and see pictures!
In addition, Angel are constantly on the lookout for new charities to contribute to. We warmly welcome and encourage any North West charity to get in touch with fundraising ideas, or to request practical assistance from our team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.