Information for Journalists

Charity Link is delighted to help journalists with features on poverty and welfare issues.

Charity Link CEO Mrs Susan McEniff is available for interview regarding the charity’s work and the surrounding issues.

Charity Link may also be able to provide links to those who have benefitted from its support and who are happy to speak regarding their own experiences of poverty and hardship.

For further information please contact:

Our latest news releases can also be found below.

There are also regular updates on our work and activities and responses from our CEO to new reports and activities in the latest news area.

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Working together to help raise awareness of hardship in the local community

"It’s fantastic to see all the ways the community comes together to improve the lives of people in need. From undertaking challenges, to dress-up days, quizzes, raffles and cake-bakes, to donating, setting up a regular gift, volunteering or spreading the word, it all helps to ensure people living in hardship are warm, safe and fed and have the basics in life that we all deserve."

Join Charity Link for a night out with a difference at Stoughton Grange Farm Park to help local people in hardship or crisis

Local charity, Charity Link, is looking for people to join it for a ‘Friday night out with a difference’ as it launches its Sleepover 2023 event, taking place at Stoughton Grange Farm Park near Oadby on Friday 10th November. The…

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High Sheriff of Leicestershire to tackle Leicestershire 3 Peaks later this month

Mrs Henrietta Chubb JP, High Sheriff of Leicestershire 2023/24, is taking on the 16-mile Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 24th September to help raise funds for Charity Link – a local charity she has chosen to support during her…

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Curve partners with Charity Link to deliver a magical Christmas to local families

[Release issued by CURVE – 16th December 2022] Curve has partnered with local organisation Charity Link to share a magical Christmas experience with Leicestershire children and families. Working together for the fourth year, Curve presented a special performance of festive…

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Leicester charity appeals for guests to join its annual Sleepover to help provide essential items for local families in need

Charity Link, a Leicester-based charity supporting people in hardship and crisis, is appealing for guests to join its annual ‘Sleepover’ on Friday 11th November. The event will raise desperately needed funds to help the charity support an increased number of…

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Charity walk raises over £11,000 to help people facing hardship during the cost of living crisis

The Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge, a 16 mile walk around scenic Charnwood organised by Charity Link, has helped to raise over £11,000 to  provide essential items to local families who are struggling during the cost of living crisis. 120 challengers…

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Charity Link appoints new CEO

Charity Link, a Leicester-based charity supporting people in hardship in crisis throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, has appointed Susan McEniff to the new role of CEO to help drive the charity forward as it heads towards its 150th year…

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Leicester charity hopes Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge in September will smash £60,000

Charity Link, a Leicester-based charity supporting people in financial hardship throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, is inviting people to take on its annual Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 18th September. The 16 mile Challenge starts and finishes at…

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Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge – have you got what it takes?!

18th August 2021 Leicester-based charity Charity Link has been supporting people in financial hardship (through the provision of essential items), for over 140 years. Having previously helped during Spanish Flu and two World Wars, Charity Link has been well-placed to…

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Leicester charity and community knitters join forces to help support struggling new mums

2nd November 2021 Charity Link and ‘Knit for Community’ have joined forces to provide 30 blankets for mums and families struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. Representatives from Leicester-based charity Charity Link…

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Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about our work and how we can assist you.

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    Website: www.charity-link.org

    Tel: 0116 222 2200

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    Please contact Rachel Markham for copies of our logo and other materials.

    In the last three months together, we have helped 1562 people, including 599 children and provided £234,403 of support.

    That's 1202 items to help improve vulnerable people's lives.

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    In the last three months together, we have helped 1562 people, including 599 children and provided £234,403 of support.

    icon-utilities

    131

    icon-cooker

    363

    icon-bed

    174

    icon-clothes

    24

    That's 1202 items to help improve vulnerable people's lives.

    icon-washing-machine

    336

    icon-fridge-freezer

    221

    "For me in these tough times you have been a huge help. I am extremely grateful – without you guys I would have really struggled. Thank you.”