Manor Gardens has responded swiftly to the changing needs of the vulnerable people we work with by moving all of our client-facing work to telephone and online support. On top of this we have set up an emergency food distribution hub to bring vital food supplies bought in bulk to local people, delivered to their door by volunteer drivers. We are now appealling for your support to help us with the purchase and distribution of food and therapeutic support for vulnerable people.
We don't know how long this emergency will affect people's lives. We need to raise £50,000 to ensure we can purchase food for vulnerable people for the foreseeable future and provide online counselling.
We support people in North London who are vulnerable for many reasons including long-term conditions, mental ill health, isolation and poverty. Due to Covid-19 more people than ever are slipping into this group and we need more resources to help everyone who needs it. Our timely interventions, both practical and emotional, will prevent people's problems escalating and will enable them to continue to remain part of our community, improve their wellbeing and support their own families.
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Manor Gardens has been helping people get healthy and stay healthy for more than 100 years. We are independent and funded entirely through personal donations, grants and contracts. The demand for our services is going up but the money from contracts and traditional funders is going down.
Donations are our life-blood and ensure that we can continue to support the people of our local community who need most help. Your support means we can work directly with the people who need our help and make a real difference to their lives.
Even if you can only give us a small amount, it will go directly towards funding our services.
£10 will help us buy musical instruments to help our Nursery children learn through play.
£25 will help us buy a Christmas hamper for our Friendship Network members.
£50 will help us take our Friendship Network and Stroke Club members on an outing.
£100 will put on a workshop for refugee and migrant families to help them integrate into our community.
We really need your help. Please donate whatever you can afford. If you are a UK taxpayer and agree to Gift Aid your donation we receive an extra 25% from the tax man at no extra cost to you.
We are running a special appeal for our Dahlia Project, which offers therapeutic group support to women who have survived female genital mutilation (FGM). This work changes the lives of women, most of whom have never talked about the effect it has had on their lives before. Please give generously.