This has been a tricky year for all of us. But what has really shone through in these difficult times is Plymouth’s sense of community, and willingness to look out for one another. In that spirit, Luke has put together a list of charities based in Plymouth and the South West that do some amazing work here, and could really do with your help this Christmas. If you have a few pounds spare, that would make a massive difference to these brilliant charities.
Trevi is a nationally award-winning women’s and children’s charity based in South West England. They provide safe and nurturing spaces for women in recovery to heal, grow and thrive.
This Christmas, Trevi is calling for your support to help create special memories between children their mothers at their Jasmine Mother’s Recovery centre.
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This Christmas, Trevi is calling for your support to help create special memories between children their mothers at our Jasmine Mother’s Recovery centre.
Thank you for your continued support throughout 2020!
— Trevi (@TreviWomen) December 14, 2020
A Plymouth based charity that offers support to children, young people and families who are suffering from bereavement.
Jeremiah’s Journey has seen a significant increase both in the volume and complexity of its casework. This was putting strain on the budget even before the Covid-19 crisis. which has led to the cancellation of events in our fund-raising programme The charity needs to raise £25,000 pm just to maintain its current work plus more to expand and meet the growing need. Your donation, however big or small, is important to us and to the children and families you help us to support.
Christmas can be a really difficult time for bereaved families. Here are a few ideas that we discuss with the children and young people under our support about how they can remember their loved ones over the festive period, that we hope will help you too! https://t.co/fWd3kqsUjn
— Jeremiah's Journey (@JeremiahsJourne) December 7, 2020
Shekinah are a Devon based Charity working towards ending homelessness in Plymouth and Torbay. They provide services like emergency accommodation, healthcare services and new skills training, which you could help fund.
Please support Shekinah's Christmas appeal, the money raised helps us to support people throughout the year. #shekinah2020 #buildinglivesandfutures #donate #donations #charity #fundraising pic.twitter.com/PZJ3tX5N4p
— @shekinahcharity (@shekinahcharity) December 13, 2020
Everyone at Plymouth Hospitals has gone above and beyond this year caring for patients during the pandemic. This would go towards helping the staff and patients at Plymouth Hospitals.
Routeways work with vulnerable children, young people, and their families.
Your donations could help to provide some fun activities, like a weekly activity for a disabled young person at our actvity centre in Devonport Park, or run a support group for children with mental health issues or their regular adventure activities such as gorge walking, kayaking, or paddle boarding for disabled children
Where we can, PATH address people’s financial needs through mainstream means, such as maximising benefits, support with budgeting and debt advice. But, in some cases, options are limited and a small financial donation for a specific purpose may enable a client to better look after themselves, utilise other services or just survive a weekend. That’s when their Hardship Fund is most useful.
For the most financially vulnerable people, access to money for short term needs – such as food, clothing, electricity, bus travel to a medical appointment, or replacing basic items – can make a huge difference.
Last week our Rough Sleeper team saw 13 people out in Plymouth. 1 had accommodation; we reconnected 1 to an area they've got support; & 2 moved into our temporary accommodation
We don't want anyone street #homeless & will keep working with Plymouth Alliance partners for solutions
— Path (@PathDevon) December 7, 2020
Plymouth Hope FC is the Football Club for the charity Plymouth Hope. It aims take a leading role within the Plymouth Community through sport to provide physical and recreational activities, increase the participation in sport, and offer free opportunities to the inhabitants to be more physically active, give new skills and help participants social inclusion, through the benefit that sport and friendship will offer.
Plymouth Music Zone are a community music charity that believes passionately in the power of music to reach out and bring people together. This is even more important now during lockdown. Your donation will help them bring people together through music and the performing arts.
Provide Devon is a charity providing emergency food and other essentials to people in crisis within Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Using a combination of fresh produce and donated food, a food parcel can be provided to referral agents to deliver within hours. They aim to give individuals immediate relief from food insecurity at crisis point, and your donation will help with that.
💛Hygiene products are frequently being requested in addition to crisis food. If you are able to donate to @providedevon, as well as food, please pop soap, shampoo or any other every day toiletries into our collection boxes in participating Coop stores. Thank you!💛 pic.twitter.com/aOXWFEWoF3
— Provide Devon (@providedevon) November 20, 2020
The Gift of Hope project has been running for over 5 years. Working with local schools, they offer a food hamper to those families who may not be able to afford the luxuries during the holidays.