£3000 has been donated towards the Footprints Academy based in Majimboni, Shimba Hills, Kenya. This money has been used to pay for a teachers salary for a year, plus provide exercise books for the children.
Minhaz Manji representing Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South handed over a donation to fund the AFC Wimbledon Junior Disability Programme.
Colliers Wood Little League Football received a donation from Embassy of Man of £1,050 to cover Council fees for marking and maintaining the pitch.
Embassy of Man (the in-house charity of Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South) awarded a grant of £1,450 to purchase Occupational Therapy equipment which is reducing hyper-sensitivity of pupils to different sounds making them feel more comfortable in their surroundings.
Our General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South nominated First Touch as her charity and Embassy of Man donated and presented a Specialist cot to the neo natal unit at St George’s Hospital Tooting to care for premature, sick and new born babies. We have also recently agreed to meet the cost of one specialist mattress to go with the cots.
Medical Equipment for Chase hospice care for children.
Distraction Boxes for Starlight Children’s Foundation; a fabulous charity who grant wishes to seriously and terminally ill children.
‘Cry In The Dark’ a charity who support disadvantaged young children in Romania. Embassy of Man have agreed to support this worthy charity by donating much needed furniture and medical equipment to their Home and Hospice.
New chairs and a coffee table have been donated by Embassy of Man for Swindon based TWIGS (Therapeutic Work in Gardening in Swindon) a leading national specialist in holistic mental health care and part of the Richmond Fellowship.
Down’s Syndrome Association. Staff at our Wimbledon hotel nominated the Down’s Syndrome Association as their charity of choice and Embassy of Man were pleased to be able to donate a laminator and an electric drill.
Phoenix Children’s Foundation is a small registered UK charity based in Ibstock Leicestershire, which was established in 2006 with the aim of raising funds to provide disabled and chronically sick children in the UK with essential equipment and/or activiites to benefit them in their physical and mental development and thereby enhance the quality of their lives. Embassy of Man donated a DST Tracker Ball, 5 Charity logo’d Red Waterproof Outdoor Pony Rugs and sweatshirts, much needed items requested by Phoenix.
Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group – A parent led support group run by families who offer personal support to parents with Down Syndrome children from the outset. We were very pleased to donate £374.91 towards a School Resource Pack which consists of various items such as books, home teaching kits and other relevant information.
Vision 21 are a registered charity based in Cardiff who aim to offer local people with learning needs, vocational training with a view to gaining employment. Embassy of Man donated £250 towards various garden items for a community garden project at the Sbectrwm Community Centre.
Derby Open centre for Children – A local charity who predominantly work with school children by taking them on site visits to local places of worship to help them understand their diverse community. We were pleased to be able to donate a lap top.
We continue to support Kiya Survivors and the Early Bird centre in Peru with their monthly maintenance costs . Staff and residents are currently undertaking a planting project; planting trees and shrubs but water supplies are proving to be a problem in Los Organos (the area where the Early Bird Centre is situated) and is in short supply as there is no piped water in the area. Residents are having to rely on water coming from over 5km away aswell as having to pay premium prices. In an area where it is extremely hot and dusty this must be incredibly hard to live with.
Tŷ Hafan, the family hospice for young lives, recently took delivery of a plastic fibre optic sideglow which was kindly donated by staff at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff on behalf of Embassy of Man.“Fibre optics provide an eye-catching visual and tactile experience. They are safe to stroke, hold, wrap around the body and lie among. The changing colours have a calming effect, provide visual stimulation and encourage the focusing of attention. Staff at Tŷ Hafan thanked us for our support. For more information about Ty Hafan visit www.tyhafan.org.
In October we received a request from our Sales Business Support Manager, Kristin Hardin, asking Embassy of Man to consider supporting SSAFA Forces Help who look after wounded soldiers and ex service men and women. After contacting SSAFA they asked us to consider purchasing an electric remote bed which would help patients significantly in being able to move around from bed to chair with the added benefits of increased comfort levels, so the injured can adjust to suit themselves. We were very pleased to donate the sum of £800 towards the cost of two of these beds.
Children of Furzedown Primary School in Tooting, South London wrote to charity the Wandle Trust to see if they could help with funding for a school project called ‘Trout In The Class room’, a project pioneered by the Wandle Trust. Due to financial constraints the school were unable to secure funding and approached us. The Trust places a few tanks in local school classrooms every December and the children look after the eggs and young trout. These are then released into the River Wandle in April. Embassy of Man was pleased to help by contributing £750 towards the project.
Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group became a registered charity in 2003, but have been supporting families for 26 years. They aim to offer personal support for all families in the Swindon Area. Embassy of Man purchased a pre-school resource pack. Some of the items in the Resource box include a DVD of nursery rhymes that the children can sign to, a set of pocket colour cards so that the children can recognise everyday objects that they will come across in school surroundings, i.e milk, crayons, paper etc, books on ‘teaching children with Down’s Syndrome to read’ and a parent and teaching guide book.
Staff at Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South visited St Ann’s School in Merton to deliver some early Christmas gifts to children. There was added excitement as staff posing as Father Christmas and his elves, helped to deliver the presents. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a fantastic time. St Anne’s is a day school for children aged between 3 to 19 years of age who have severe learning difficulties.
Werewolves of London; Ice Hockey Club who run a programme for children and adults with Special Needs, approached Embassy of Man to see if they were able to assist with the cost of uniforms for the players. We were very pleased to do so. Look out for some great photos which will be posted here soon.
Deen City Farm – Educational resource and Community Project based in part of the Morden Hall Park estate in South London; they carry out a huge amount of work within the local community and give people the opportunity to learn from their visit to the Farm. They also hold various summer workshops from beekeeping to helping in the farm and are a valuable support to the local community. Embassy of Man donated £200 for Pop Up gazebos.
Trinity Hospice -the only specialist end of Life Care centre for London. The sum of £500 was donated to help with bereavement counselling for children who have lost someone special.
£200 was donated to The Children’s Trust based in Tadworth, Surrey for much needed Wii games, DVD’s and CD’s.
The Meningitis Trust contacted our Wimbledon hotel to see if Embassy of Man could help towards the cost of two laptops urgently required by them. We were pleased to be able to help towards two of these.
The Children’s Safety Education Foundation (CSEF) is a national charity committed to reducing the number of child victims through the provision of interactive safety education. They carry out safety education programmes to children in schools and in the local community. CSEF works towards a mission – to reach every child in the UK so that they can make informed choices when they are faced with danger, and promote greater independence and well being in later life. The sum of £100 was donated towards two shredders which were urgently needed for their offices.
Stonham Part of the Home Group is a charity based Housing Association who house and support vulnerable people in Swindon. The sum of £200 was donated for 20 packs of personal items required for young adults when they move into their temporary accommodation.
Embassy of Man agreed to donate £500 to the Alzheimers Society in Swindon for
garden equipment and a small fax machine.
Honey Pots Day Nursery based in Burton -upon Trent; One Laptop PC donated.
Me & Dee Charity based in Burton upon Trent; £500 given for ‘treat packs’ which will give people special treats and experiences such as horse riding lessons, days at a farm or zoo or meeting their football heroes.
Agreed £500 for Remedial parallel bars.
Phoenix Poject is a local project based in Merton, South London who work closely with young people and their families to prevent family breakdowns – Agreed £200 towards garden vouchers.
My Voice –Organisation in South London in which young people achieve their full potential by preparing them for adult life and educational opportunities. £500 was donated towards a Lap Top and projector.
Chestnut Tree House – Only children’s hospice in Sussex providing specialist care to 227 children. They also give ongoing support to bereaved families. The sum of £500 was donated for sensory toys and art materials.
Pedal Power is a local Cardiff charity based in Pontcanna Caravan Park. Their raison d’etre is to make cycling accessible to all. Many of the children and adults who come to Pedal Power have learning difficulties, and are unable to read. EoM were delighted to donate a 40 inch Digital Advertising display requested by Pedal Power.
Motability, a wonderful charity who give grants to disabled people to help them get get mobile. We were very pleased to help towards the cost of access ramps and car ramps.
Colourful new seating given by Embassy of Man for the Polka Children’s Adventure Theatre in Wimbledon, South London