The following organisations have received donations from the PETT scheme:
STARS Rescue is a breed specific Siberian Husky rescue set up to combat the ever-increasing number of dogs that are being relinquished or dumped within pounds across the United Kingdom.
The name simply stands for: Siberian Transformation, Appeal, Rescue & Support.
It is believed, that the increasing number of huskies finding their way into rescue is a direct result of high profile television series/films including Game of Thrones, Twilight etc.
Unfortunately, the typical piercing blue eyes, and the soft, furry looking coats attract the people; without sufficient research into the traits and characteristics of the breed.
Many dogs that come through rescue will have various issues. This can be from something as simple as toilet training requirements, to severe separation anxiety or food aggression. Each dog, prior to coming into the care of STARS, will be assessed to rate the suitability for being rehomed.
From personal experience, STARS staff have helped dogs that have suffered severe separation anxiety, food aggression, being abused, those from bad breeding lines etc. which all now live happily as family members within our homes.
The donation will be used to help maintain a constant social media presence, to make posters to push urgent at risk dogs for homes and to assist with corresponding via email with anyone needing urgent help with a husky they own but are having problems with.
For more information please click here http://www.starsrescue.co.uk/
STARS Rescue received a donation of a laptop. The donation will be used to help maintain a constant social media presence.
St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is a lay Christian charity devoted to helping disadvantaged, lonely and other vulnerable people. It does this in several ways:
– through regular visits, offering friendship, emotional and practical support
– through community support projects*
– holidays for disadvantaged children and families
– youth work
– overseas aid.
*These are located predominantly in the North of England, in areas of deprivation and include community shops, furniture stores, advice and support centres, supported accommodation and approved accommodation located in e.g the Wirral, Ellesmere Port, and Merseyside, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield, Middlesbrough and Tyne. The shops provide affordable and free essential goods to people in need, links to other support, companionship, volunteering opportunities and routes to employability.
The donation will be used within the Crawley shop for the following:
1. enabling managers to support their staff and volunteers with much needed on line training and up skilling**
2. helping the SVP roll-out other Vincentian support (like debt advice and counselling)
3. allowing the SVP to roll-out important HR systems and help shop managers manage their staff in a more effective way.
4. creating efficiencies in financial administration and monitoring
5. improving important communication messages to staff and volunteers.
**Many of our staff and volunteers are unskilled when it comes to computers and technology and do not have access to such things at home. The SVP, by providing computers in each of the shops, will help provide valuable basic and enhanced skills and improve the confidence and capability of our volunteers seeking full time employment and our staff seeking progression and advancement.
For more information please click here https://www.svp.org.uk/
St Vincent de Paul Society received a donation of a desktop computer. The donation will be used within the Crawley shop.
The Barnet Centre for Independent Living (BCIL) is a peer-led organisation that promotes accessibility for disabled people by breaking down barriers to employment and social inclusion.
It aims to provide a peer-led, multi-service one-stop-shop for people with any form of disability living or working in the London Borough of Barnet.
It brings together community organisations, service users and carers to offer services that are based on the social model of disability and is aimed at promoting independence, social inclusion and equality. It aims to remove barriers, enabling all of its clients to live as independently as possible with the necessary support.
The donation will be used by both staff and volunteers for administration task and mobile working by the peer support brokers.
For more information please click here http://www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk/
Inclusion Barnet received a donation of 2 laptops. The donation will be used by both staff and volunteers for administration task and mobile working by the peer support brokers.
Barlow Moor Community Association Limited (BMCA) is a community based, independent partnership group working in a deprived area of Manchester. It is managed by local residents, representatives of local organisations and local councillors.
Consultation with local people revealed a need for affordable childcare for under 5s, a desire for older people to have a meeting of their own, and for women to have a group, at which they could try out new ideas, and have some time solely for themselves. Training in childcare psychology and IT were also identified as being valuable. The outcome was the development of a playgroup, crèche facility, and a women’s group (now ended) within the centre, as well as an over 50s lunch and social club, and the provision of training for local people in partnership with other organisations.
Subsequently the centre opened a Junior Club for 5-11 year olds; a Tool Hire scheme for homes and gardens, allowing people on low incomes to improve their immediate environment; and a Credit Union.
The donation will be used to upgrade the existing equipment and thus enable us to help the community develop knowledge and skills that will improve their employment opportunities.
For more information please click here http://barlowmoorca.co.uk/
BMCA Limited received a donation of a desktop computer. The donation will be used to upgrade the existing equipment and thus enable us to help the community.
The core purpose of Richard House is to accompany families with children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions during the young person’s journey through life and death, creating positive experiences along the way which will become good memories for the future.
The donation will be used to replace existing computers that are approx. 7 years old. The computers will be used for general administrative duties and also to help raise income for the charity by recording information and processing gift aid claims.
For more information please click here https://richardhouse.org.uk
Richard House Trust received a donation of 2 desktop computers. The computers will be used for general administrative duties.
Nansato Nursery Trust built four nurseries in southern Malawi in 2006. It provides care, education and food for 300 pre-school children each year. The pupils play games, sing, dance, listen to stories, eat porridge (provided by Mary’s Meals), learn and laugh lots. 13 Malawian staff are employed by the charity, and local committees help with extra-curricular matters for the schools.
The donation will be used at Nkanda Nursery. The laptop will allow the teacher to play and learn new songs in order to teach the children. The teacher is also part of an education council in Malawi, and says a laptop would help him to record minutes from the council meetings, and also to present to the council.
For more information please click here http://www.nansato.org/
Nansato Nursery Trust received a donation of a laptop. The laptop will allow the teacher to play and learn new songs in order to teach the children.
Missing People offer a lifeline to the 250,000+ people who run away and go missing each year in the UK. They are an independent charity funded by donations.
Missing People search for missing people on behalf of the friends and family left behind and provide specialised support to ease their heartache and confusion. A free, confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day by phone, text and email to support missing children and adults, and their loved ones.
Missing People’s vision is that every missing person is found safe. They are here to ensure that anyone who is missing can find a safe way to reconnect with a loved one, to get a message home, or, to get to a place of safety; and that families are supported whilst they live with not knowing what has happened to someone they love.
For more information please click here http://www.missingpeople.org.uk/
Missing People received a donation of a desktop computer. The donation will be used to replace a very old (5 year plus) workstation at the bottom end of their refresh/upgrade cycle and improve the life (and productivity) of many staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to re-unite families and loved ones.
The Storehouse Project provides food, furniture, toiletries and clothing to those in need within the local borough of Billinge, Wigan. Over 60 agencies use our service and this includes other charities, schools, NHS etc.
The Storehouse Project will provide for anyone who is referred to them regardless of the circumstances. They also provide volunteer and training opportunities for people in our local area including those with complex or special needs. The Storehouse Project do not receive funding but partner with local business who support our work.
For more information please click here http://www.storehouseproject.org/
The Storehouse Project received a donation of a laptop. The donation will be used daily by the office staff and will also be used to help those volunteers who need assistance with CV's or training.
The purpose of Scouting in Staffordshire is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
For more information please click here https://staffordshirescouts.org.uk/
Staffordshire Scout Council received a donation of a laptop. The donation will be used for the training of adult volunteers to enable them to run a quality programme for young people. The laptop will also be used for administration to enable more events to be held.