With the sale of Dolly’s House, Charlotte was able to start the real reason behind the Give it Away project – providing much needed support for the Charities she is working with, who rely on donated funds. In the week of 13th November, £200,000 was distributed amongst them, enabling money to be spent on wheelchairs, alternative support therapies in a teenage oncology unit through Yes 2 Life, income support to maintain and increase the sessions available at Small Steps pre-school, money to invest in teenage support activities be it counselling, residential care, education or mentors and money to help fund a sports centre for children who are blind or partially sighted, in Tooting. Shooting Stars Hospice for Children will also be able to pay for something on their “wish” list.
Charlotte said: “to go from this: will we ever finish!!?
makes me forget all the bad times – my wish for Christmas is just to sell two more houses!!”
Skilltrain’s Lucy Gardiner, invited Charlotte to lunch and was delighted to receive a cheque which will make a huge difference to the lives of the young people who are mentored by this small but effective Charity based in Wandsworth.
Posted 19th November 2006