We have had a busy few weeks and thought it was time to share what we have been doing.
First Give is a programme that encourages an entire year group of students to identify social issues in their area and engage with local charities that address them. The students have the opportunity to compete for £1,000 of grant money. Teams do this by advocating for their charity in a school competition.
Fallon’s class chose Mitchell’s Miracles as there charity, we went along to School to give them a presentation about what we do, the class asked questions and came up with ways to fundraise.
We were then invited to the presentation at the School where there were a panel of judges whom would decide on the winning presentation. All the presentations were amazing and you could see how much time and effort these amazing young students had put into there research.
Mitchell’s Miracles did not win but we are so proud of the work that Fallon and her fellow students had put into this, and they raised awareness about the charity. They are still continuing to raise funds. Also another student called Mollie has organised a 10 lap bike challenge at Hadleigh Park on Saturday 9th June, which we are in full support of.
Rainham Village Fete
On bank holiday Monday we attended the Rainham Village Fete and had our tent up raising awareness. We did lucky dip, glitter tattoos and handed out free baloons. It was a fantastic day, the weather was beautiful and it was a really busy day. We raised just under £90.00. More importantly we raised awareness and was involved with our local community.
We need your help! We have been nominated for the green token scheme in Asda at Romford and Comminuty matters scheme at Waitrose in Upminster. If you are shopping in either of these stores please place your token in Mitchell’s Miracles pot to support our cause.
Our stolen charity tubs
We have had a spate of our money tubs going missing from shops of late. It’s so frustrating when we spend a day collecting our tubs to replace them to be told that it has been stolen. After putting a post on Facebook a company called Brentwood Kitchen & Interiors Co. Ltd came forward and donated an amazing £100.00. We are asking people to be vigilant as charity tins are being targeted. If you have a business or a shop and would like to support our cause with a charity tub, please get in contact.
Meeting the Mayor
A few weeks ago we received an email from South Essex Crematorium, we had been put forward by David Hodder from Respondit as his chosen charity. The email came as a shock to us and we were not aloud to reveal anything at the time. We went along to Corbets Tey Crematorium on Tuesday 15th May where we was met by the wonderful staff and also the Mayor Linda Van den Hende who presented us with a cheque for £5000.00.
South Essex Crematorium is a member of the ICCM a very special metals recycling scheme from which all proceeds are given to local charities. We were so overwhelmed for being nominated. This will help so many families and we can not thank them enough.
Next weekend we will be attending Comic Con at the Excel centre alongside our sponsors the UK Garrison. They chose Mitchell’s Miracles as there charity to come along to raise awareness and collect donations. We will be attending on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are there please pop along and say “hi”. We are looking for volunteers to attend this event with us. Please get in contact if you can spare some time.
We had a busy time designing new leaflets. If you would like some sent to display at your workplace then get in touch and we will send some to you.