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TextAnywhere’s Chosen Charities For 2016

In 2012, TextAnywhere set up their own Foundation allowing them to run a series of charitable initiatives. We are committed to donating 1% of our profits, products and time to not-for-profit organisations andcharities each year and the Foundation helps us fulfil this.

Each year, everyone at TextAnywhere gets together to choose two charities they’d like to support through the Foundation that year. This year we are truly delighted to announce, that our Foundation will be supporting two well deserved charities throughout 2016 – ‘YoungMinds’ and the‘Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice’ .

YoungMinds

YoungMinds are the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice on behalf of children and young people for improved care and better services.

They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications. Young Minds’ mission is to improve the emotional resilience of all children and to ensure that those who suffer mental ill health get fast and effective support. Their key priorities are:

  • Build Children and Young People’s Emotional Resilience
  • Inspire excellence in children and young people’s services
  • Improve self-harm responses
  • Increase the influence of the voice of young people and their families
  • Advance understanding of how the internet and social media can be a positive tool for building emotional resilience

Our Foundation is pleased to confirm that we will continue supporting this amazing charity for the second year running! 

Wendy from TextAnywhere met with Ellie, the Development Manager at YoungMinds to let her know that the donation was continuing. Ellie said 

“Thank you so much for coming in to see us. Especially with the fantastic news that you have chosen to support YoungMinds again!”

 

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire, serving 550,000 residents.

For nearly 40 years Phyllis Tuckwell has provided supportive and end of life care to people living with cancer, or other terminal or serious progressive illnesses (such as heart, lung or neurological disease). They provide care at the Hospice, at the Beacon Centre and in the community.

Every day they support over 250 patients, carers and relatives in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham (In-Patient Unit, Day Hospice, out-patient appointments and through Patient & Family Support) and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford (Day Services, out-patient appointments and through Patient & Family Support).

The NHS/Government only covers 20% of their costs, which means they rely heavily on the support and generosity of their local community. All their services are free of charge to their patients and their families, but they need to raise over £20,000 a day to offer such an exceptional service.

Wendy has been liaising with Georgi, the Corporate Partnerships Manager at the charity who said,

“We are thrilled to have been selected as one of TextAnywhere’s charities this year. The support of companies like TextAnywhere is vital for us to be able to continue supporting patients and their families at a difficult time. We need to fundraise over £20,000 a day to provide this outstanding care, so thank you to TextAnywhere for their support”.

For more information about Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, please call 01252 729400 standard of clinical care and support.

Both of these charities are great causes and very well deserved. They both do amazing work and havepersonally touched the lives of people within the TextAnywhere Team. We feel very proud to be able to give 1% of our pre-tax profit for 2016 to these two deserving organisations.

For more information about the TextAnywhere Foundation please free to contact us on 0845 122 1302 or email welcome@textanywhere.net.

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