International Day of Charity

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Here at Nash & Co, we are strong believers of giving back to our community and supporting our local charities. Today is a day to truly appreciate all the fantastic work they do.

What is International Day of Charity all about?

International Day of Charity is about raising vital awareness and to enhance the supported desperately needed for charitable causes. Every year, on the 5th September, the world celebrates International Day of Charity. The day marks the passing of Mother Teresa in 2012, who tirelessly worked towards ending poverty and suffering for the poorest in the world.

With various issues such as poverty, human welfare, animal welfare, and natural disasters increasing throughout the world, the pressure is ever increasing for charities to support those in need. But they can’t do it alone! Now more than ever, considering the current climate after the recent Covid-19 pandemic, charities have suffered.

What can you do to help?

International Day of Charity, aims to encourage people to get involved with those causes they feel most passionate about. There are various ways in which you can help; whether it be donating, volunteering, fundraising or even just helping to raise awareness – it all plays a big part.

There are over 166,000 charities operating within the UK, even if you choose to help support one, you will be making a big difference.

What do we do to support Charities?

Over the past few years, we have been lucky enough to build up good relationships with multiple charities within our local area who help tackle a variety of different problems.

St Lukes

We have been long term supporters of St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth. They provide specialist advice and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses in Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. They treat patients at home, in hospital and in their incredible Hospice in Turnchapel. We have helped promote and support and part take in various events. For example, The Midnight Walk, The Elmer Trail and their Coffee Mornings.

Shekinah

Shekinah provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health. They offer support with housing, drug and alcohol advice, benefit advice, training, education, employment or just a listening ear. We have supported Shekinah in raising awareness of the need for help within our community. And most recently, we have had the pleasure of hiring their Painting and Maintenance Team. They will be completing the project of a complete repaint on our beautiful building.

And Various others..

We have also had the pleasure of helping the Children’s Hospice South West, Sanctuary Supported Living, Trevi House, and Luna’s Fund.

It’s not just about passing over the money for us, we want to get involved with them as much as we can. We want to support them, help them and our staff are great at doing this. From packing bags and envelopes, to helping in their offices, and jumping out of planes, running marathons, half marathons and 10k events, car washes and much much more. We’ve even been known to indulge in a few cake sales and quiz nights in order to help them!