DONATE £89 FOR A STARTER BOX

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

The Cowshed Charity has now been providing support to local people for two years. In that time, we have helped over 3500 people in crisis with clothing, bedding, curtains, toiletries, craft packs, Christmas sacks and other essential items.

We have remained open right through the pandemic and have sadly seen a 400% increase for our service. We are being asked more and more for household items such as cutlery, towels, crockery, pans, kitchen utensils etc for people moving in to sheltered / emergency accommodation who for whatever reason have found themselves with very few possessions and do not have the resources to purchase these themselves.

We have partnered with a fantastic new company in London called Noah who offer starter packs https://noahsbox.com .These packs each contain items which provide a great start for people who are often in extremely difficult and traumatic situations. The boxes can be adjusted to meet the persons/family’s requirements and are delivered straight to their homes.

The boxes start at £89 and we would like to ask your company to sponsor one or multiple boxes please to help those less fortunate in our area. In the last two weeks we have trialled this service with a small amount of seed funding we received from the general public after a social media launch. All three referrals we have helped were for domestic violence (DV) cases who had been forced to leave their homes at short notice with little or no personal effects.

 

“I am Safety Link Worker allocated to work with V as she is a DV survivor. From my regular communications with V I have observed her to be very proactive in sourcing help for herself. V also appears determined to stay away from unsafe situations in order to create a better future for herself.”

“Now that V has managed to get away from her perpetrator and has her own place to live, she desperately needs some help to be more comfortable there. V’s main source of funds used to come from her abusive ex-partner. V is now doing her best to acquire all she needs for herself however her benefits doesn’t stretch far enough. I hope you will be able to help V with as much as possible”

If you or anyone in your organisation is able to support us with fundraising or a donation, we would be extremely grateful for your help.  Email Sally at info@thecowshed.org or call us on 01189 345120