Gok’s Charity of the Month for November – The Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation

Shuttlewood Clarke FoundationAs you know every month I choose a charity which really means something to me, an organisation whose values and goals are really important and that I think will really make a difference to peoples lives. This months charity; The Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation ticks all of these boxes in so many ways.

There are so many people who become marginalised and alone and it is our responsibility to make sure we have communities where every single person is important and everyone has people who care for them. These guys do just that, so please read on and find out how you can help them carry on their amazing work.
Thanks guys, love you xxx

The Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation is a Leicestershire based registered charity which provides inspirational care, support and friendship opportunities for older people, adults with disabilities and disadvantaged young people who are, or who would otherwise become, isolated.

Based in the stunning Charnwood Forest, the Foundation offers a varied range of drop in and organised activities which promote inclusion.  From craft clubs to art sessions, allotment project to befriending schemes, and seated exercise classes to assisted woodland walks (buggy access for the less mobile) the Foundation is passionate about providing engaging services in a personalised, home from home setting that make a real different to wellbeing.

The Foundation is delighted to welcome over 12,000 local visitors a year, and over the last 5 years we have had a significant increase in request for activities and services as older and disabled people increasingly want to stay active and socialise, and to be challenged by fun and educational opportunities.  To meet this demand we have exciting new plans to build the Ulverscroft Activity Centre.  The Centre will allow us to increase current groups sizes, banish waiting lists, and also plan new activities that our visitors are asking for, for example ranges of indoor sports and educational opportunities.

We want to provide all local people with a range of opportunities to remain involved and engaged, and together ensure no older, disabled people or disadvantaged young people has to become, or be, isolated.

We need your help

There are lots of ways to support the charity with something for everyone:

If you could spare some time to volunteer for us, why not join our 110 volunteers on site?  We can offer a range of opportunities from assisting at support groups, to working in our charity shops on site, assisting at the allotment or perhaps supporting our tea rooms.

Or alternatively, why not join us at one of our fundraising events at the Foundation?  We have an exciting event schedule planned for 2015, please see our website for details.

Or simply make a donation to support our charitable work!  Text to Donate: SCFN14 £3 to 70070

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