High Five for The Haven

21 01 2010

I’ve been waiting to get involved with a charity for some time, but was waiting for the right one… one I could dedicate some spare time (not that I have much of that) to and really help. I’ve always been a bit funny about donating money to big charities because it’s never clear exactly where the money goes… I want to actually see who I’m helping, and know that it’s making a real difference.

So, I’m really excited about working with an amazing charity called The Haven. Based in Wolverhampton, The Haven “supports women and children affected by Domestic Violence. The women and children are from a variety of backgrounds, ages and ability, but all have one thing in common – the desire to become independent and free from abuse and create a sustainable happy life for themselves and their families.”

I’ll be doing a range of things with them, from fundraising and volunteering, to raising public awareness and encouraging women who need it to use their services.

To start off what I hope will be a very long relationship with them, we’re starting a campaign called ‘High Five’.

The Haven has five refuges in total, all in need of supplies. We’re asking people to donate five things, of any value, to go to each of the homes. We want them to be identical things, so it could be something as small as 5 pens or 5 mugs, or something bigger like 5 toasters or 5 blankets. We also want to get things for the women and children, so clothes, toys, make-up sets… anything really.

The lovely people at Gotham Records have said the first 100 people to donate will get a free CD too… how very nice!

I hope people will help with this, I think it’s an amazing charity and one that’s been over-shadowed by much bigger charities and organisations. Anyhoo, give me a shout if you want to help/donate, and I promise you really will be making a difference.

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21 01 2010
Louise Teboul

Hi Tara
Would like to donate to your High Five campaign, how do we physically get things to you … also I have some brand new items (eg clothes with tags on) but they’re not five of anything, would they be any use?
Louise
PS I know your father through Common Purpose

22 01 2010
taratomes

Hi Louise,

That’s fab news, thank you. We can arrange to meet up and I’ll get the things off you… it doesn’t matter if you have things not in fives, we’ll take anything. DM me your email add on Twitter and we’ll arrange something.

Thanks xx

29 03 2010
Lee

Good work Miss T

If you need any help with pictures (not sure if you would?)
let me know:)

Lx

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