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 who donated!

This type of fundraising is very important as we have unfortunately not been successful in our latest round of applications for funding.

Ways you can help us

If you are shopping online and want to support a good cause why not sign up here.  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/WG71F8/B63TP1/    This will take you to the EasyFundraising website where you can search for Growing Points.  They donate money to us if you purchase through their site.   I use it  (particularly for John Lewis) and it works!

 

If you shop at Amazon please consider nominating us as your charity  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1148487-0

 

Growing Points is registered with Gift Aid, please use our Givey button on our website https://www.givey.com/growingpoints

 

 

 

Hidden Talents

The Hidden Talents programme in Leeds is on hold at the moment while Leeds Health and Social Care Academy review ways in which they can target excluded communities and improve employment prospects for people living in them.

 

Pathways

We are still taking referrals for people who have an ambition and require our support https://growingpoints.co.uk/referral/

 

New Ways of working

Covid 19 has meant that we have been unable to meet customers face to face and the situation is unlikely to change in the near future.   For this reason we are supporting customers online via Zoom or Skype or by telephone if they do not have access to a laptop.  We will be providing exactly the same services as before but we can offer this online service to customers wherever they live in England and Wales.

 

Customers will also soon be able to self refer. Keep an eye on our website for information www.growingpoints.co.uk

 

Guardians

We always need volunteers who have good professional networks current or recent!   The role is very flexible and you will be giving valuable support to people who don’t have access to networks.  Please feel free to email  jane@growingpoints.co.uk for more information.

 

If you require any information about anything in this newsletter please email  jane@growingpoints.co.uk

 

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