We want to do our best to support important causes and we realised that our partners feel the same way, with many already working with charities close to their hearts. REVIEWS.io wanted to offer a small something to thank our partners and help local charities that do fantastic work, which can often be overlooked.
We have pledged a donation in their name to a charity of their choice to highlight the important work these charities do. This was the first year we have done this with selected partners but we're looking to extend it for Christmas 2022.
This UK based charity launched in 2007 and works to give ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children and young adults a once in a lifetime experience. These experiences see them spend the day with their favourite football team - often taking the role of mascot, leading their idols out onto the pitch.
As a small charity, the Free Kicks Foundation relies entirely on the generosity of its supporters, and every donation goes a long way towards helping young people cope in challenging times.
The Kent MS Therapy Centre has been supporting those with Multiple Sclerosis, their families, and carers for nearly 40 years. It’s an inclusive facility that offers access to therapies, advice, events and social activities.
All money raised for the charity goes right back into funding the centre, its staff and volunteers in their efforts to improve the lives of those affected by MS.
These guys are a non-profit on a mission to provide access for all to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. This basic human right is still denied to around 2.2 billion people worldwide.
Viva Con Agua’s fundraising efforts are led by a team of volunteers across Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands, and all proceeds are ploughed into WASH projects (water, sanitation and hygiene) in developing countries.
Lifeline Aotearoa receive over 10,000 calls per month and 30,000 texts from people of all ages and ethnicities who are struggling with a wide range of issues including work problems, mental health, grief, abuse, bullying and loneliness. Their helpline and textline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers, helping an average of 15-20 people a day at high risk of suicide.
Calls to their helplines are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The charity relies completely on public donations as they are not supported by their government.
Kiss Goodbye to MS aims to raise funds to accelerate research into multiple sclerosis. Starting in Australia, they have now joined forces with the MS International Federation and are encouraging donations globally.
The unique thing about Kiss Goodbye to MS is that they allow you to support in whichever way you would like to. They’ve had ideas ranging from hosting a workplace morning tea and wearing red lippy to hosting a gala dinner, the opportunities are endless.
Lifeline provides critical 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services to anyone experiencing emotional distress across Australia.
Lifeline, and charities like it, are working under increasing pressure as the effects of the pandemic on mental wellbeing continue to impact on already underfunded services. Every donation made ensures its lines stay open to those in need.
This is our own nominated charity, and one that our founder Callum has a close personal connection to. It’s a Leicester based organisation that offers support to children and young adults living with additional needs and disabilities, and their families.
Callum’s own son, Hudson, has a rare Mitochondrial disease, so the family knows first hand just how life changing services offered by charities like Menphys can be. As well as our own £50 donation here, we gave an additional £50 on behalf of any agency partner that didn’t nominate a charity of their own.
And in the spirit of all things festive, Callum also teamed up with Menphys to deliver a very special Christmas gift to children from across the county.
Callum created the inclusive Santa’s grotto project to give children with additional needs the experience every child should get to have at Christmas - the magic of seeing Santa in an environment that is comfortable to them.
In all, 1,459 children paid the grotto a visit, with a team of volunteer elves reciting Jingle Bells over 800 times!
Giving back will become an even more integral part of our business the more we grow, and with 2022 set to be a bumper year, we’re excited to introduce new projects, new initiatives, and new ideas that help make the world that little bit better.