So we also are keen to update you on our first charity donation of 2024! Yesterday, one of our trustees, Steve Manley, visited The Furnival to present them with a cheque for £1000. Steve is pictured here with Julie D'Souza Walsh to his right, the charity's Projects and Development Manager and Jane Clements Womack next to her, who also works for the charity, along with some of the women who the charity helps week by week.
The Furnival engages with the local community in Burngreave and the surrounding areas of Sheffield. Having launched their Creative English programme in 2017, they have worked with over 600 women and children from diverse backgrounds, building their confidence in language and improving their understanding of daily life in a new country. The charity plans to spend their donation on their weekly Cook and Share sessions. Sharing food together is so important in building a strong community and giving people a sense of home. The money will pay for the ingredients for those meals for the next year.
Thank you again for your continued support. It is amazing how much of a difference we can make when we come together and donate just £1 a week.
We will be posting regular updates over the next few weeks as we hope to give away several more donations of £1000 to a variety of charities and good causes across the city.