We believe it’s important to give back to the community so we’re proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Stronger Together charity, a small not-for-profit organisation which supports people who are at risk of becoming isolated.
Stronger Together is a recently founded charity based in north-east England which hosts small activity groups to provide a support network for those at risk of becoming isolated. This could be anyone, and may include those with mental or physical health issues, those living with dementia, the elderly, carers or those who are bereaved.
The local non-profit organisation was founded by three experienced practitioners and is entirely run by volunteers. All staff are experienced in working with people living with dementia and their carers, as well as people with other factors which put them at risk for social isolation.
Glider, a software and services provider, specialising in Information Management for organisations across the built environment, is sponsoring the local charity through its generous corporate donations. Glider provides approximately £1,130 for a block of 8 sessions for 6 people, or approximately £23.56 per person, per session. This funding includes venue hire, refreshments, activity supplies, volunteer costs, café trips, and storage unit expenses. Glider has even assisted Stronger Together with the creation of its website, ensuring that the charity has a data-secure infrastructure.
Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director of Glider, commented: “Glider is delighted to sponsor Stronger Together and their wonderful cause. As a company, we think it’s important to give back to the community and are happy to help in whatever way we can, especially as Stronger Together is a newer, smaller organisation.”
Stronger Together holds activity groups in accessible venues to facilitate enjoyable social interaction. The team firmly believes that a cup of tea and an activity can bring people together in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. Activities vary depending on the preferences of the group, but may include cooking, gardening, art and crafts, singing, music and reminiscence. The more physically able members of the group can also participate in walking groups and dance experiences.
One member of the group commented on their positive experience with Stronger Together: “When I first thought about coming here, I was very anxious. I’m usually so isolated because I have a wheelchair and I have no confidence to go anywhere. Now I’ve started coming here I can’t wait to get out; I enjoy it so much it has changed my life.”
Nick added, “So many people are suffering in silence, and Stronger Together is actively working to create a caring community for those who are lacking that social network.”
Glider is proud to continually sponsor Stronger Together, and encourages people to donate to the worthy charity where possible.
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