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 and also within the Founders daily work in social work, the high rise of a number of people who have attempted or committed suicide or facing mental health issues due to being lonely with no help and support or just someone there by their side when they need.
Our aim is to initially start with a few small projects while we get off the ground and our idea is to run a weekly Café styled drop-in space for people to come have a coffee and talk about their issues to someone who can just listen to them and give them that human connection and contact.
We also want to provide a range of social based activities and trips that will get people active, away from their surroundings where they feel stuck and feeling positive about their lives,
We would also like to set up a buddy/mentoring scheme especially for those people unable to leave their homes.
This is just a few of our ideas for the Sunshine Charity.
We can’t do this without help, so to get the charity started we need committed volunteers who can give us some time, their skills and their different experiences to help us during the set up phase, which will consist of creating project plans, strategy planning and implementing, registering as a charity, setting up the bank account, finding donors and supporters, fundraising, seeking partnerships from businesses, charities and local authorities who can offer us free space, their time and skills, donate items that will help us run our services, join us in helping people break isolation and loneliness and many more things to get the charity ready to deliver much needed services.
Can you help us put some Sunshine into people’s lives?
We hope so!!! Just email us your CV and tell us how you can help out! We would love to hear from you