Project GIFT   (Giving Important Funding for Training in paediatric first aid)

Raising money to fund parents to learn paediatric first aid in Wellington provided by the British Red Cross.

In October last year our three year old son Jake, suffered a life threatening asthma attack where he needed life saving treatment. The Doctors were able to revive our son and thankfully he’s recovered very well from this attack. Had we been anywhere but hospital the outcome could have been very different. Had we been at home we wouldn’t have known what to do or how to give CPR and so we want to be prepared for should we need to give to give first aid to Jake, or either of our three young children in the future. We found that there is little, if any access to funding for parents to learn paediatric first aid. We are now working towards offering this funding. Parents who gain a place on our courses, which will be on a first come first serve basis once a date to apply is open, will not have to pay a penny. We feel some good has to come out of the trauma we faced and feel this will help so many parents feel more confident should the worse happen.

Please find us on facebook, here’s the link or email via giftfirstaid@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Project-GIFT-814013758721058/

Founded and run by parents Alice and Darren Burns.

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Project Wrapped Up 2014

“No child should be told ‘Santa can’t come this year’.”

Who are we?

A Wellington-based charity project raising money to provide new toys for children of families facing extreme financial difficulty this Christmas. We are also donating toys to Wellington Toy Library.

How?

We collect DONATIONS of pre-loved toys that we sell on to raise funds to purchase new toys which are being gifted to Action for Children’s Family First Project, in Wiltshire.

Email:  projectwrappedup2014@hotmail.co.uk

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Arca Noah

Arca Noah is Spanish for Noah’s Ark. This organisation take care of abandoned, maltreated, ill and injured dogs and cats until they find new homes with caring families. This is a charity very close to our hearts as Mark (our director) has seen the hard work and determination of this team of kind-hearted people while caring for a group of puppies during a stay at their HQ in Spain.

Please look at their website and you never know, you may be able to provide a home to one of these deserving little animals.

www.arcanoah.eu

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The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation

There are many men and women in the UK living with life limiting conditions or terminal illnesses who long to marry their special partner in life. The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation believe that few things in life can be more important or rewarding, than giving such a person a chance to have their dream wedding day, with all the excitement, love and happiness that brings. As we are all fully aware that time can be precious, they are able to organise the arrangements against the clock where required.
The foundation fund raise to ensure that as many costs incurred are covered as possible and we work closely with very generous wedding suppliers who kindly donate their services for free or at a reduced rate.
Currently, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation are based in Exeter, Devon and operate locally in the South West area primarily but with more fundraising, continued support from generous suppliers and invaluable publicity, they have been able to increase exposure to their profile allowing them to take the foundation across the whole of the UK, helping more and more people enjoy the wedding day of their dreams.

www.weddingwishingwell.org.uk

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Link Power

Carly Press are pleased to support a great local organisation. Link Power Community Project works with local community volunteers who take pride in their local area.

The Link Power Project works with the long term unemployed and provides them with voluntary work in the local community including gardening, hedge trimming, grass cutting, building work etc.

” We provide health and safety training and training to use power tools. We also work in partnership with the local College called Work Academy who can help with CVs, training courses, employability courses, numeracy and literacy. “

www.facebook.com/linkpowerhalcon

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W H E R E

WHERE aims to assist those individuals in the local community who have physical or mental disabilities, long term chronic health conditions or those who have become socially isolated due to health, bereavement or age, Our café provides home cooked food in a safe and friendly environment at a reasonable and affordable price. The Active Living Centre provides courses and activities to stimulate its users. The centre is a social hub, providing contact and social interaction together with information and support on a range of services.