We recently supported our local charity, The Middlesbrough Fostering Association, by arranging a day trip to Flamingo Land for all of the Middlesbrough foster carers and children to enjoy a day out. We supported this charity by providing the funds for travel to and from Flamingo Land and provided all the children with a goody bag.
The Middlesbrough Fostering Association is solely run on donations and helps raise funds to be put towards days out and occasion parties for their looked after children. Without this crucial funding the foster carers wouldn't be able to hold parties and day trips for the children.
We have recently started looking to support Teesside Hospice, another local charity which helps enhance the quality of life for those suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. They provide a range of services for patients, families and carers, and help over 3,000 people in the Teesside area each year. Throughout 2017, we want to get involved with their locally-organised fundraising events, along with arranging mystery day trips planned through the branch.