My career has taken me into the Third Sector (more commonly known as the voluntary sector) and through this I have become involved in a number of charitable activities, worked for and alongside some fantastic non-profit organisations and seen the positive impact that the work of charities can have on the lives of people.
I like to devote some of my time to charitable causes, many of them local, as these are organisations that struggle to draw down central funding and need all the extra support they can get to ensure they can carry on their important work in communities.
Some of the charities I actively support include:
YMCA Humber is a charitable organisation that provides short-term supported accommodation in the community for up to 150 young people.
Through strong partnerships with other local agencies and institutions, they support young people into education, employment or training and help them with health, substance and financial problems.
YMCA also provide a range of activities and services that can be enjoyed by the whole community.
The Rotary Club of Cleethorpes was formed in 1966
This is a group of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in carrying out the mission of
Through the vision of ‘Service above Self’, Rotary empowers others in local communities, nationally and internationally to make our world a better place to live.
Every Rotary club and district arranges parties and activities that provide a welcome distraction to a hectic business life.
Communities Together (more properly, North East Lincolnshire Communities Together for Racial Equality and Justice) is a charity which has the following objectives:
“To promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups within the community both generally and by the advancement of public education in the causes and effect of racial discrimination by raising awareness and promoting cultural diversity.”
Situated in a beautiful part of Lincolnshire, in countryside between the Wolds and the coast, LWR is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpesand the historic market town of Louth. The railway operates on a stretch of line that was once part of
the Great Northern route from Boston to Grimsby.
Harbour Place Day Centre (HPDC) is a day centre for the homeless and other socially excluded groups. The overall aim of the project is to improve the health and well-being of the socially excluded and vulnerable people of North East Lincolnshire (NEL).
Christian Action & Resource Enterprise is a charity located in North East Lincolnshire, dedicated to relieving poverty, hardship and distress to those in need in the local community.
CARE is passionate about bringing dignity and compassion into the lives of those who for some reason find themselves at a point of need. These will primarily be the marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged, particularly economically and socially who live in North East Lincolnshire.
Doorstep provides support and temporary accommodation to young people and families in North East Lincolnshire who are aged between 16 and 25 and are homeless or who may be at risk of becoming homeless.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
If there are families in need of emergency shelter, ShelterBox does everything it can to help them rebuild their lives.
Aquaboxes take water filters and emergency supplies around the world, giving the gift of life to families and communities.
Child Dynamix serves the communities of Hull, initially as part of the Hull Regeneration Scheme on the Preston Road Estate, and, since 2005 as a social enterprise and registered charity working across the city and into the East Riding of Yorkshire.