After a great success last year, we have decided to bring back our ‘Donate During December’ campaign for two local charities- Wiltshire Mind and Storehouse Food Bank. Both charities have played a huge role throughout the pandemic, and both have been hit hard due to lack of fundraising opportunities. We feel that it is time to give back to these amazing causes, and for this we need your help!
This year, we are approaching our campaign differently. Instead of a wish list for each charity, we are raising donations which will go towards each charities cause. We are now accepting donations by card as well as credit account, so donating is easier than ever!
Donate below using one of our gift vouchers. Alternatively, contact us on 01225 690000 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a donation for an amount not listed.
'Wiltshire Mind is an independent charity supporting people in Wiltshire who are experiencing mental health problems or emotional distress. Our services are accessible for everybody in our community.
Our core services are:
- Children and young people’s counselling (11–18-year-olds)
- Adult counselling
- Peer support groups
- Mental Health training for businesses and individuals
Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.
The Wiltshire Mind story started in 1993. At this time, we were fully funded by the governing local councils across Wiltshire. Now although affiliated to National Mind, we remain an independent charity, and we have to raise every penny through fundraising or voluntary donations. We do not receive any statutory or commissioned income, and we rely on the community to help us raise much needed funds. To provide our counselling, support groups and training services we must raise £465 each day of the year.
We are so grateful for the ongoing support of our communities, enabling us to continue providing our vital services in Wiltshire.'
'Storehouse Foodbank is a project that aims to support families, couples and individuals in short term need of food and toiletries. Based in Trowbridge, this service began in 2006 in response to a growing need within our community. Since this time, we have developed good working relationships with a range of local agencies and services aiming to support the wider community.
In April 2010 the food bank opened a referral centre. Over the years we have seen a continual growth in need and based on our latest figures serve an average of 1700 people a year. This equates to approximately 15,500 meals.
People who access our service find themselves in difficult circumstances often through no fault of their own. They may have been made redundant or have lost work through severe illness. Some service users are attempting to rebuild their life after the breakdown of a marriage or partnership, or they could be recovering from a situation of domestic violence.'