We are setting up a brand new small charity called “The Sunshine Charity” in response to the high levels of loneliness, isolation and mental health issues and needs that arise from being lonely and we want to be the sunshine in people’s lives to help them break isolation and give them the support and networks to build positive friendships and relationships, while giving them new opportunities and life experiences to help boost their happiness and wellbeing.
The charity is being set up due to the Founders experiences with a lack of support and care for his sister who is disabled and doesn’t receive any mentoring or have any friendships with people her own age, which has made her suicidal, feeling very unhappy with no-where to turn.
Also, within the Founders daytime job within social work, with the high rise of a number of people who have attempted or committed suicide due to being lonely with no help and support.
We are at the very start our journey with nothing to our name, but we want to make a difference and start a movement that brings sunshine to people’s lives. We may be small and brand-new, but our hearts are very big, and we really do care.
As we are new and small, starting out on our journey, we want to run a weekly drop-in session for all people that are isolated or lonely in a kind of Café style for people to come have a coffee and talk about their feelings and issues to someone who can just sit and listen to them and give them that human connection and contact much needed in their life, we will also aim to provide some social based activities in a back room for those who want to be a bit more social and interactive.
We also aim to start a project for young people with disabilities who are aged 18 to 30 years old, to provide social based activities and events to bring people with disabilities together and help break their loneliness and isolation and make some friends.
We’re recruiting a home based Volunteer who can help us with Marketing/Comms helping us in creating a clear message and creating a real buzz and energy for our new charity, while highlighting the need for our existence and to build a good communications plan that will help us at the start and into the near future of the work we will be doing.
We ideally need someone with previous experience within this field who can really help make a difference for us and get our awareness and profile raised.
Why not volunteer with us and help us transform the lives of vulnerable people suffering in silence and let’s break the chains of isolation and loneliness.
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