Face masks for charity

Face masks for charity

During the pandemic we pledged to you that we would donate 10% of all mask stock sold to charities. It was a wonderful project to be involved in, and we've donated masks all over the UK to many different charity sectors. All of which carry out excellent work, continuing to help those most in need during these hard times. Here are some of the charities we were delighted to donate to, all down to your support:

Trussel Trust Food Banks

The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks in the UK. It supports a network of over 1,200 food bank centres to provide emergency food and compassionate, practical support to people in crisis, while campaigning for long-term change to the structural issues that lock people into poverty. We donated to different local centers including: Penryn, Bristol, St Austell, Wadebridge, Saltash, Truro and Liskeard and Looe. https://www.trusselltrust.org

Children’s Society

The Childrens Society work collectively with other organisations to support young people in many different ways. Services offered range from work to stop child criminal and sexual  exploitation, help for young refugees and migrants, support services for young children who go missing, supporting young people with mental health and emotional well-being problems, supporting children affected by adult substance misuse, advocacy issues and post adoption and care services. http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Age UK

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Offering services ranging from home help to IT training to Dementia Support. https://www.ageuk.org.uk

Cornwall Refuge Trust

Cornwall Refuge Trust provides refuge accommodation for women, men and children who have escaped domestic abuse, offering them a safe and supportive environment in which to recover from their experiences. ​They offer support and advice, empowering victims and survivors of domestic abuse to create or maintain a safer and happier future. https://www.cornwallrefugetrust.co.uk

WCW aid (Cornwall)

WCW Aid support women in the West Cornwall area that have experienced domestic abuse, now or in the past. They offer confidential, emotional support as well as practical advice. ​Their team of trained, female support workers and counsellors provide different types of support depending on needs. https://www.wcwaid.co.uk

Turn to star board

Turn to Starboard support serving and retired Armed Forces personnel, and their families, who have been affected by military operations. https://www.turntostarboard.co.uk/

St Petrocs

St Petrocs ambition is to end street homelessness in Cornwall. https://stpetrocs.org.uk

Childrens Hospice Southwest

Providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family. Respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care at three wonderful children's hospices; Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall. https://www.chsw.org.uk

Warrington Mencap

Operating 4 supported houses, Warrington Mencap help adults with learning disabilities to live independent lives and have equal rights. They work in a person centred way ensuring the individual receiving support is in control. http://www.warringtonmencap.org.uk

NextLink Housing

NextLink provide a wealth of services - a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children. These include safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority Services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service. https://nextlinkhousing.co.uk

Renew at Julian House

Renew refuge provides accommodation, support and advice to families experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Their services include: refuge accommodation, resettlement, housing, access to legal and financial advice, specialist children and family support, therapeutic support groups for women and young people to understand controlling and abusive relationships, and training and workshops about domestic abuse. https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/projects-and-services/domestic-abuse/renew.htm

 Showerbox

Showerbox offers Free, secure spaces for those who sleep rough to wash in London. https://showerbox.org

Opoka

Opoka has been working to improve the lives of Polish women and their families since 2012. They offer safe and specialist support to help survivors of domestic violence to improve their lives and build a better future. Their services are delivered by highly trained specialist bilingual domestic violence experts, who are very experienced at providing this kind of support. They provide opportunities to help women and children to move forward to begin their recovery free from violence and abuse. http://opoka.org.uk/en/

Mutual Aid – Bedale

Located in North Yorkshire, Mutual Aid – Bedale had an army of volunteers helping those in the local community.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/bedalemutualaid

Young Futures

Young people in care are amongst the most disadvantaged in society, most having suffered serious abuse or trauma in early life. Many have to leave care before they’re ready, often with unaddressed mental health issues, and desperately lacking the support they need to cope with the transition into adulthood. Young futures provide 1:1 support, therapy as well as a safe place to live. https://www.youngfutures.org.uk

Incredible Kids

Incredible Kids is an inclusive play centre where young people with additional needs can have fun and play alongside siblings. They provide a mutually supportive environment for parent carers. https://incrediblekids.org.uk

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust provide bespoke support for families who have a child with a serious illness. They offer the whole family support, regardless of diagnosis and are there for as long as a family needs them. https://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

Ashiana

Ashiana Sheffield has over 30 years’ experience working with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence. Ashiana offer 1 to 1 or group support and accommodation across Yorkshire and Humberside, the East Midlands and Northern England. http://www.ashianasheffield.org

Stop Domestic abuse

STOP DOMESTIC ABUSE is an innovative and unique provider of all services to those affected by domestic abuse. They don’t just protect and work with victims, they help perpetrators, the police and many other organisations.  https://stopdomesticabuse.uk

Ruskin Mill

For over 30 years, Ruskin Mill Trust has provided Specialist Independent Education to children and adults with complex needs including learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and disabilities. https://www.rmt.org

Doorstep of Hull

A charity providing accommodation for homeless young people and others, in and around the centre of the city of Hull. http://www.doorstep.org.uk

BAVA

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a partnership of people, organisations and specialist services in Bristol working together to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls and domestic and sexual violence against men. https://www.bava.org.uk

Caring in Bristol

Caring in Bristol are striving to create a society where everyone has a home, has hope and is part of their community. They don’t believe that homelessness is a simple issue with a simple solution. That’s why they work across a number of projects helping people move away from the streets and preventing people becoming homeless in the first place. https://caringinbristol.co.uk

Cavy Corner

Run entirely by volunteers Cavy Corner rescues abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals. They are nursed back to good health (if necessary) and then either go on to a perfect family for them or stay with Cavy Corner. https://cavycorner.org

Help Bristol Homeless

Help Bristol’s Homeless’ mission is to change the face of homelessness in Bristol. By offering temporary accommodation, getting them off the street and then giving them a helping hand in the right direction. https://helpbristolshomeless.org\

Emmaus Bristol

Emmaus believe that people who are homeless and socially excluded have something to offer. They encourage people to use their skills to change themselves – and change the world.They support people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work as well as a stable home for as long as someone needs it. https://www.emmausbristol.org.uk

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The whole Covid period has certainly been an adjustment and a change of pace and working for us all – but our little team have felt privileged to help so many charities continue their necessary work during these times.

We'd love to thank all of these wonderful charities for everything they continue to do.

If you volunteer or work for a charity that you believe would benefit from a donation of face masks please contact – emily@thebigbloomerscompany.co.uk.

Stay safe!

Emily

The Big Bloomers Company