Newsletter November 2020

Dear Supporter  This is my third newsletter as Managing Director of Growing Points.   Fundraising In September Dick Stockford our chairman walked the Thames Path to raise money for Growing Points.  I am delighted to tell you that he raised about £3400 and even more will be achieved when we reclaim the Gift Aid from HRMC.  Grateful thanks to everyone …

The Hidden Talents programme is on hold

The Hidden Talents programme is on hold – please do not refer customers for that programme until further notice. The Leeds Health and Social Care community are reviewing their recruitment programmes to ensure that they reach as many people as possible from excluded communities. We will let you know when and how the programme will start again.   We are …

Newsletter August 2020

Dick Stockford GP Chair

Dear Supporter This is my second newsletter as Managing Director of Growing Points.  It’s good to be back! – Jane Rennie, Growing Points Director   Fundraising It is always difficult to raise funds for a small charity and while we continue to bid for money from charitable trusts Dick is on a mission again!   He says: Walking England’s Longest …

From Thames Head to Westminster

Dick Stockford, Growing Points chair, will be walking from Thames Head to Westminster (about 140 miles west to east across England) over 7 days arriving in Westminster on Monday 14 September. His aim?  To raise money to support Growing Points becoming a digital charity, providing on-line services across the country and to celebrate the success of the Hidden Talents scheme in Leeds. This …

Newsletter June 2020

June 2020 Dear Supporter This is my first newsletter as Managing Director of Growing Points.  My thanks to Tesfalem who took over from me as Operations Director in 2018 and I wish him well for the future. I remain a Trustee and I am also working as a Guardian in Brighton and West Sussex as I live locally.  I really …

“Growing Points helps people stand on their own feet”

Beauty was referred to the Hidden Talents programme in 2016, and after impressing during her interview, she was directly confirmed to work as Clinical Support Worker with NHS Leeds Trust. And thanks in no small part to the Trust’s career progression path, she will be joining university in June 2019. We sat down with her to discuss about her experience. …