Every year we choose a local charity as our Charity of the Year. You’ll see their collection tin on our stall at the events we attend, as well as not-for-profit items such as Christmas cards which we sell in aid of our chosen charity.
We don’t raise a fortune, but we know that everything helps – if every small business did the same, just think of the millions we could raise!
For 2019, we’ve chosen Families for Children, a charity which specialises in finding forever homes for vulnerable children, many of whom have complex extra needs.
Families for Children place children from all over the UK into new adoptive families in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Somerset.
All of the children we place are vulnerable and many have complex extra needs, resulting from early childhood traumatic experiences, including abuse, neglect or lots of changes and moves in their lives.
We place children of all ages, sibling groups, children with disabilities, and children from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities.
We are a specialist adoption agency providing advice and support for those who are considering adoption and also offer our ‘forever’ policy of support. This means that we can offer post adoption support to the child and new family for as long as they need us.
Families for Children has placed over 750 children in the last 25 years with new adoptive families in the South West and at any one time can be supporting over 40 families. We have a dedicated friendly team of social workers who support our families every step of the way through their adoption journey.
You can find out more about Families for Children on their website.