Why this is a good time to support charities if you can
In business companies sell products or services to customers. In simple terms, it’s a two way transaction and both parties benefit.
It’s different for charities. For the most part people and organisations support the charity and the charity provides services free of charge to beneficiaries.
Right now, it’s a very different picture. For example, last week, due to coronavirus, Walthew House lost £330 in room hire income. This is money we rely on to provide support to people with sight or hearing loss. At the same time, people who usually collect NHS hearing aid batteries at their local library couldn’t do that because the libraries are closed. Walthew saw a big increase in people wanting batteries and has responded by dropping them off, or posting them out free of charge. This is costing money in petrol or postage at a time when income is taking a big dip.
We don’t know how the situation is going to change over the coming weeks, but like other voluntary organisations we’re committed to helping where we can.
If you can help us now to continue to supporting people in Stockport who have a sight or hearing loss, you contribution would never have been more appreciated. Thank you.
You can support us for free using Easy Fundraising - click here!
You can donate online using the button below!
Over the last couple of months, we have lucky enough to receive some generous funding from trusts and foundations. Thank you to The Stockport Local Fund, Home Instead Bring Joy Foundation, Warburtons, Association of Former Manchester United Players Trust Fund, Forever Manchester, The Good Things Foundation, Thomas Pocklington Trust and The Zochonis Charitable Trust.
We regularly hold events to raise money for our charity and to raise awareness of the challenges facing people with a sensory loss. Recently, some of these events indluded Breakfast With Signing Santa, a Planting Party, cake decorating and afternoon tea, as well as a wine tasting evening hosted with Helen Jones Wines. Thank you to everyone who supported these events.
Walthew House Cup
Blind Bowling Tournmament
POSTPONED - this event is postponed due to the coronavirus. We will be looking to reschedule for later in the year.
This year, our Easter Fair is on Saturday 21st March between 12pm - 2pm.
CANCELLED - THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER TAKING PLACE
We are lucky to receive the support each year of many community groups and organisations. In 2019 we received the support of groups including Harmony Revival, Great Moor & District WI, Hazel Grove Inner Wheel and Moor Running Friends. If you would like to support us in future then we would be happy to discuss this with you, and to provide any materials that you may need.
Each year we are delighted to receive the support of businesses from across Stockport, including those who participate in our annual Walthew House Cup Blind Bowling Tournament and those who have one of our charity collection boxes. We would particularly like to thank Booth Ainsworth, a long term supporter of ours who raise money through regular dress down days and cake sales - over the years they have raised more than £10,000 for us!
Chris Swinton from 2W's Blind Photography joined us at our weekly lunch club in January to chat to our service users and volunteers about what he has been getting up to over the past year to raise money for Walthew House. Chris kindly donated £111 to Walthew House and has already started his 2020 fundraising! (more info on his website)
Chris is the UK's only blind bikesport photographer! https://cs2wsblindphoto.co.uk/
The photograph above shows some of the team from Booth Ainsworth getting ready for the Stockport 10k run!
There's lots of ways to raise money for Walthew....
Take a look at volunteer Michael's bird's eye video from Velocity Zipline!