After such a tough year we hope that the Leicestershire 3 Peaks 2021 will be bigger and better than ever. We are excited that registration for this event -taking place on Sunday 26th September – is now open. All the details can be found on the Leicestershire 3 Peaks area of our website now.
As we look forward to opening up registrations for our award-winning Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge later this month, we have a number of sponsorship opportunities available.
If you know a business who would like to support this popular event (taking place on 26th September) which, in turn, will help to ensure people in need are warm, safe and fed, please get in touch.
From being a key sponsor to helping to provide the popular doggie-goodie bags for our four-legged finishers, you can find out all the details at www.charity-link.org/leics3peaks
Today (14th April) the Leicester Mercury produced a feature on the There With You Fund, launched exactly a year ago to support people across Leicestershire finding themselves in hardship and directly impacted by the pandemic. Read the article here which includes a client, Shannon, sharing her story.
For more information on the impact your support is having during the COVID crisis, click here.
Last night’s 6pm ITV Central News (23rd March) was a special programme marking the year anniversary of lockdown and the impact of the pandemic.
The programme featured one of Charity Link’s clients, Shannon, who has been struggling to make ends meet since she lost her job at the start of the pandemic. Shannon is a single mum to her two children and also looks after her teenage brother. Shannon was keen to share her story to raise awareness of how tough it can be for low-income families and she wanted to highlight what a huge difference your support makes during times of need.
The film also included a short interview with Charity Link Director Susan McEniff talking about the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable families.
If you missed the programme you can watch here:
Click here to download / read our COVID-19 Impact Report which details our work from March to December 2020.
Huge thanks to everyone who supported the Charity Link Sleepover 2021, which took place on 29th January.
We had lots of young guests this year which was great to see. Whether you slept out in a tent in the garden for the night (we did see photos of tents with ice and snow on top!) or for those who camped out in dens under tables in the house – a massive thank you!
For every £25 you’ve raised Charity Link will be able to provide a bed for someone who doesn’t have this basic item which so many of us are lucky enough to take for granted. We’ll also provide essential items such as winter clothing, school uniforms, cookers, washing machines…your support really will help to improve the lives of so many people.
It was great to see photos of everyone in their Sleepover hats (kindly donated by Everything Community) and drinking their hot chocolate (kindly donated by Asda, Oadby store).
We’ll update on the final total raised by all our guests in the coming days, but so far we’ve reached over £1,500 which is amazing! (You can still donate to the team page below).
Next year – when hopefully things will be more back to normal – we hope to have our usual January Sleepover get together at our office courtyard in Leicester city centre. We’ll also be inviting you to take part again at home too: your sleepover, your way!
If you are interested in getting involved or are a local business interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch. Email email@example.com
To read more about the Sleepover click here.
Until next year – thank you!!!!
With only a few days to go until the Charity Link Sleepover there is still time to take part. Full details at www.charity-link.org/sleepover
We are grateful to Jonathan Ashworth MP for Leicester South for his video in support of the event. View this on our You Tube Channel here.
Get involved, or if you would prefer to spend the night in your usual warm, comfy bed and donate instead we’d be so grateful for any support. It will really help us to get through the night.
Charity Link Official can turn £1 into £5 of essential items so it really is true that whatever you give will make a difference.
Donate here via the Charity Link team donation page
Thanks so much!