APR Charity Day 2019
The annual APR Charity Day, which this year took place on 27 November, has had another roaringly successful year, raising a record-breaking £13,110 for our chosen eight charities, by a grand total of 27 staff, 7 contractors, and the 3 APR partners.
The premise of the Charity Day is simple – each participant works half a day for free and APR donates the full amount of the client day rate earned. The wide appeal of the day is evidenced by its year-on-year growth as a way to raise money for fantastic causes by simply going to work.
All charities were nominated by APR staff to support causes close to our hearts: links to each charity’s website can be found below.
Stonewall's mission is to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. They partner with organisations that help them create real change for the better, so that communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. They’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.
Today multiple sclerosis is relentless, painful and exhausting; but tomorrow the MS Society believes it can change that. Its work is based on the hopes and aspirations of them MS community, and they campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
More than half a million people in the UK have epilepsy and one third have seizures that cannot be controlled through available anti-epileptic drugs. There are 1,000 deaths from the condition every year, including many children and young adults. Epilepsy can have a devastating effect on people and their families, affecting all aspects of their lives. Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. Through its cutting-edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, it works for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.
The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 143 years – including a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. By encouraging each person to address the issues which caused their homelessness, it helps them to gain the skills and confidence to make lasting changes in their lives.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. Between April 2018 and March 2019, food banks in its network provided a record 1.6 million food supplies to people in crisis, a 19% increase on the previous year.