Charity of the year
Our Charity of the Year 2016/2017: Bromley Brighter Beginnings.
Bromley Brighter Beginnings is a registered charity (no. 116213) run completely by volunteers, all mums with young children, and funded exclusively by donations. They provide parents in need throughout the London Borough of Bromley with items such as cots, prams and clothes to help them care for their children. They also supply "newborn packs" to destitute women and girls about to give birth, and these include basics such as nappies, baby clothes and sanitary towels. Midwives, health visitors, Social Workers and other professionals who work with vulnerable families refer people who they have assessed as being in dire financial need.
We recently donated over 200 Easter Eggs to the charity, donated by staff. Throughout the year we will be taking part in bake sales, raffles and fun runs to raise money as well as donating goods. At Christmas we will be delivering hampers to the families.
Our Charity of the Year 2014/2015: Mission Care.
For over 100 years they have been helping vulnerable people in the South East. They provide nursing care and residential care in their five care homes in Bromley and Southwark, as well as a cafe in central Bromley, open to all but where staff are fully trained in helping people that are living with Dementia and creating a safe environment for them to socialise.
As part of TW’s involvement with Mission Care staff will be volunteering their time helping out at the care homes including the refurbishment of one of the gardens, there will also be various fundraising/sponsorship events throughout the year starting with a Dementia Expo as part of Dementia Awareness week.
Our Charity of the Year 2014/2015: Bromley Homeless Starter Pack Scheme
For the second year in succession we will be supporting the Bromley Homeless Starter Pack Scheme. This project collects household goods, new or on a reuse basis and re-distributes them to households moving from homelessness to new tenancies. Last year the scheme helped 80 individuals and families.
As part of this project a team of our staff will prepare and serve hot evening meals for users of the Bromley Night Shelter during December, January, February and March.
Our Charity of the Year 2013/2014: Bromley Homeless Starter Pack Scheme
Bromley Parish Church runs the Bromley Starter Pack scheme. It is a project set up to collect household goods on a 'reuse' basis and re-distribute them to households moving from homelessness to new tenancies. Each year the project helps approximately 80 individuals or families to start afresh with starter packs of household items including the following items: duvets, bedding, towels, kettles, pans, cutlery, crockery, household cleaning products etc.
As part of this project we now have a team of staff providing hot evening meals for users of the Bromley Night Shelter during January, February and March.
Our Charity of the Year 2012/2013: Burgess Autistic Trust
The Burgess Autistic Trust is a specialist charity that has been operating in Bromley since 1981. It provides a wide ranging help, supporting people of all ages with differing needs. Its Family Service supports families with children with a diagnosis of ASD, while its Adult Services provides a range of ASD-specific services, such as help with education, and training and housing.
Our Charity of the Year 2011/2012: The Maypole Project
The Maypole Project is a charity that provides emotional support to children with complex medical needs. It is a small organisation, currently supporting around 150 families across Bromley and South East London, but as the charity grows more and more families are accessing their its support. As a result, developing their support team is an immediate and on-going concern.
Our Charity of the Year 2009 and 2010: St. Cecilia's care home
St Cecilia's care home is a Leonard Cheshire Disbaility home providing residential care for young adults with a range of physical disabilities. Martin Poupard is an established volunteer at the Sundridge Avenue care home and suggested that we make St Cecilias our Charity of the Year for 2010. Elliot Lewis and Emma Thompson were invited to become members of St. Cecilia's Professional Develoment Unit and now attend regular meetings offering their expertise.
Our Charity of the Year 2008: Bromley Mind
Bromley Mind is a local registered charity working to make a positive impact on the lives of people with mental health needs. More than 1,700 people a year receive help from their mental health services, coping with life courses and Mindcare dementia services. Our Senior Partner, Linda Gabriel (retired on 31 March 2014), is Chair of their Board of Trustees. Various joint initiatives have been arranged including making our suite of meeting rooms available for occasions when their own accommodation might be too small, and offering services to our business clients in the form of seminars for employees to recognise signs of stress in their staff.