As a charity, we are committed to helping improve the lives of the people we work with. Our Support and Enablement service helps many things. Like:
- personal care
- skill development
- occupational, social, and leisure activities
- Day to day living
Jack, who is a client in our Support and Enablement Service, did a spot of fundraising for YOU in Milford! Jack wanted to let us know what went down…
On Monday, 2 May, there were stalls on the Milford common. So, I thought I’d get a stall to sell some of my photos. I had other things like sweets, toys and gifts for kids too. We had to set up by 10am to for a start at 11 and it was a nice sunny day.
I thought it would be nice to raise money for the YOU Trust Charity. They support people with learning disabilities around Hampshire. Their main office is in Fareham with a residence in New Milton. Support workers come around to people’s homes to help them with lots of things. Like personal care, cooking, money management. They help you pay bills, with shopping and take you out into the community.
Fund raising with Jack
My mum helped me with my stall for a bit, before Darren, my support worker, helped me till closing, at 5pm. I had lots of people see my stall. My framed-photos sold, as did the sweets and toys. We were on the go all day. Darren was great because he did lots of the talking. It was nice to see so many different people around. I had so many people like my photos and tell me how good they were. That was nice.
They had lots of other things going on around the green. There was live music playing that was good. We stayed later than 5pm because people were still interested in the store. We then thought it was a good idea to start packing up as we were all tired. It was good fun too, and I would not have been able to do it without Darren and my mum. It was for a good cause and we were the only charity there.
A week later I did it all again. I had to get more stock for sweets and frames as I had sold out the week before. There were a few different stalls this week and lots of nice people. They also had different live music. Darren was singing along and trying to dance (though not very well). He did try his best, bless him!
I managed to raise a total of £100, which I was pleased about. I’d like to thank Darren for helping me over the two days and my mum. I’d like to do this again to raise money for the YOU Trust again! If you would like to donate to our Charity, you can!