TESCO Bags of Help
We are delighted to announce the Carers’ Support Service has bagged £2000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Voting ran in stores throughout November and December 2018 with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £67 million to over 21,000 local community projects.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us. Work will now begin on bringing the project to life for a series of workshops for unpaid carers who look after someone with dementia.
Charity Ball 2019
Our charity ball will be taking place on 14 June 2019 with proceeds going to Carers’ Support Service. Please click here for more information.
The Carers’ Support Centre needs to raise many thousands of pounds each year so that we can continue to provide services to Carers in North Lincolnshire who need our help. We do receive financial backing from North Lincolnshire Council and the NHS, however, we need additional funding to help us to cover the costs of providing that little bit of extra support which can make all the difference to our service users.
There are many ways that people can support us:
You can help the Carers’ Support Centre when you shop online with Amazon. All you need to do is continue buying online using AmazonSmile and the Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our charity.
Everything stays exactly the same on your account and you just need to make sure you’re on https://smile.amazon.com when you buy things. You only need to search for and select ‘Carers’ Support Centre’ once to support us as we’re already registered on there.
You may also wish to become a member of the 100 Club for £12.00 a year, which gives you the chance of winning one of three monthly prizes. Please click here for more information.
Play Lincs Lotto and raise money for the Carers’ Support Centre.
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery!
The real winners are the good causes. From every £1 ticket sold, 60p will go to good causes in North Lincolnshire. This is more than double the ticket percentage that goes to good causes when you play the National Lottery. Even better, you can choose which good cause gets 50p of the 60p (the remaining 10p will be distributed to other good causes).
More information about the Lincs Lotto and how the lottery works can be found by clicking or tapping here.
Making a donation
If you would like to make a donation by credit card, debit card or PayPal please click or tap on the Virgin Money Giving button:
or please send a cheque to the Carers’ Support Centre, Jessie Wilcox House, 11 Redcombe Lane, Brigg DN20 8AU. If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to make a Gift Aid donation (this will enable us to claim an extra 25 pence from the Government for every £1 you donate) please download and complete a Gift Aid Declaration and return it with your payment.
Donations and Grants Received
We are grateful to receive continued support from the following organisations:
Brigg Garden Centre
Brigg Town Business Partnership
Double Tree by Hilton Forest Pines
Golden Wonder Crisps
H & HJ Huteson and Sons Funeral Directors
Isle of Axholme Lions
Paul Gordon Salon
Scunthorpe United Football Club
We received a kind donation from the National Association of Funeral Directors and thank them for their generosity.
We are grateful to the Carers’ Trust for their grant contributing to the New Year Meal.
Morrisons store contributed prizes to our Carers’ New Year’s Meal raffle prizes.
The Blakemore Foundation kindly donated £100 to help us buy equipment so that we can deliver training and activities out in the community. You can find out more about their work here.
Through the Getting Carers Together Fund from the Carers’ Trust we received £300 to put on a Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® workshop for working Carers.
We were successful in a grant from the Carers’ Trust for a total of £1500 which contributed to our Carers’ Week meal for Carers, a chocolate workshop, a willow weaving workshop, and two specialist dementia sessions for Carers.
The Carers’ Support Centre is very grateful to Experience Days for the donation of a £50 gift certificate as a raffle prize for the Charity Masquerade Ball. For more information about the experience gifts provided by Experience Days, please click or tap here to visit the Experience Days website – www.experiencedays.co.uk.
H&HJ Huteson & Sons Funeral Directors generously donated £400 towards two floristry workshops for Carers.
H&HJ Huteson & Sons sponsored our Christmas Floristry workshop.
We received £1900 towards training activities for Rethink Carers’ Support Group.