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Community / Charity

We actively support community programmes including training and development initiatives, education projects and local and national charities.

In addition to traditional full time apprenticeships, each year we offer a number of school placements.

For over twenty years we have been heavily involved with the Enfield Point to Point Meeting which is held annually on the 1st May Bank Holiday at Northaw.

 

Charity News 2020/21

Newlands continues to support various charitable organizations throughout 2020/21, below are some examples of what staff have been up to:

Paul

With Pauls love of skiing, his two main charities are Back up and Snow Camp.

Since 2001 we have been involved with The Back-Up Trust – a charity that encourages people with spinal cord injuries to participate in active personal challenges such as Skiing in order to help build confidence, motivation and independence following a life changing injury.

Also see backuptrust.org.uk

Since 2018 we have been involved with Snow Camp, a charity that engages young people through skiing and snowboarding to provide life skills training and mental health support, while enabling them to gain qualifications and employment in the Snowsports industry and beyond.

We have now sponsored two teenagers; Jack & Deenah who have both been on a journey from rarely having left their inner city environment to completing the full Snow Camp training course.

Typically, the young people who are supported in this way then stay actively involved as volunteers in snow camps Youth Forum, or go on to apply to become one of their 5 snow sports apprentices each year.

Click here to read Jack's Story

This year Paul’s wife Carol joined the development committee and organized Snow Camps first Charity Golf day which raised £15,000 and was such a success that it is set to become an annual event.

Andrew

2020 has been a horrible year for many with the onset of Covid 19 and the current pandemic has hit many communities hard, many people have lost their livelihood and some their homes. Andrew felt particularly strong about helping the local communities in Potters Bar and wanted to reach out to those charities who helped those in need either financially or with food parcels.

He spent time at the local food bank and took time to listen to their frustrations and the challenges they were facing on a daily basis when trying to help the families of Potters Bar. One of their problems was not having a Van or transport to get to the less mobile and vulnerable people, so Andrew lobbied local contacts to get them on their way to being able to purchase a van.

Food Bank

The foodbank is run by local people for local people – they rely on the community’s support to ensure they can continue to stop people going hungry. to find out more head to: https://pottersbar.foodbank.org.uk .

Once he had finished with the Food Bank fund raising, he explored other charities in Potters Bar, the company then made donations to the following charities:

Local Community Church

The Parish Social Committee had organized a project to reach out to those in need (Reach out in Love – Love in Action.) The aim was to raise money to provide food vouchers to those individuals and families in the Potters Bar community, who are experiencing financial hardship due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. All parishioners who are able are asked to give a proportion of what you are spending on food and energy at Christmas and give a percentage as a contribution. Their goal was to raise £1500 by 7th December. The vouchers were distributed through local schools, where the Headteachers were aware of families who were struggling, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society who were aware of others who were most in need. Hopefully our donation helped them reach their target. https://olasv.org.uk .

Hart and Parker Trust

Another Charity that impressed Andrew with their dedication to helping the community of Potters Bar, providing small one-off grants to needy individuals in and around the town, this unsung charity chose to donate Tesco gift cards to needy people and families in Potters Bar, after they got a full list of referrals from schools and other charities in Potters Bar – to find out more about this wonderful charity, head to: https://olasv.org.uk .

The update Andrew received after Christmas from the charities was heart warming. Should you wish to read more about the good works of these charities, please visit the websites via the links.

Alan

Alan is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Stevenage Haven shelter for homeless single people, Alan can often be seen sleeping out overnight to raise funds and awareness for this wonderful charity. STEVENAGE HAVEN is a registered charity providing single homeless people in Stevenage and the surrounding areas with emergency accommodation and the means to move forward into secure and settled lifestyles within our community. 

 

Donations

Newlands have supported the following charities throughout the years:

The Backup Trust
Snow Camp (Jack's Story)
Isabel Hospice
Macmillan Cancer Support
Surfability
Willow Foundation
G.O.S.H
Action Medical Research
Red Cross Nepal
St. Johns Ambulance
Stevenage Haven
Meningitis Now

 

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