Welcome to the “Give it Away” web site and thank you for taking the time to visit our project.
I am often asked how the idea of Give it Away came about and the answer is this.
We undertook a fairly major property conversion on our own home over 10 years ago now and because we had 5 cats we decided that there was no other option than to live through it and with it, and be good about it! Nothing can prepare you for 6 months of intense building work, but the end result was more than we could have hoped for and for the most part, we had enjoyed the experience.
Priority is being given to local charities in London and the Borough of Wandsworth, and also in Surrey where profits are being made from building projects. The Charities I choose are who not receiving large, if any, statutory funding grants and rely largely on donated money to fund their activities. I visit all the charities we are supporting regularly and their work is dedicated and tireless. To be able to make substantial donations to these organisations, knowing that they are making a positive difference to many young lives is very rewarding.
I would also like to thank everyone who is actively supporting us. When I approach suppliers and explain the project and its aims, the generosity we are shown is amazing and very touching. Please visit the supporters page where we have listed those who have helped our project.We will update this web site regularly with information about our progress, the suppliers who are helping us, and information about the charities and eventually our successful sales!. If you can contribute in any way, please contact us.
Charlotte visited SATRO at Kennel Lane School in Bracknell where students were taking part in the Mobile Classroom project which she supports, led by volunteer Kevin.
The donation cheque was received by Lucy Miguda and Charlotte saw both work in progress and finished articles. She was presented with a trendy wellie boot holder!