THE Kingfisher Shopping Centre has announced its three new charity partners for the next 12 months.
After being shortlisted following nominations received, the Redditch-based charities received the highest number of votes from members of the local community through the Kingfisher Cares fundraising initiative.
The three chosen charities are; Charlotte and Craig’s Saving Hearts Foundation which assists with the training, financing and supply of defibrillators to schools, community groups and sports clubs throughout Redditch.
The charity’s work has helped to raise awareness of the rare Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).
Where Next? Association is a local charity that offers work experience, life skills and social opportunities to people with learning disabilities.
The charity’s aim is to maximise individuals’ potential in real working environments by giving them the opportunity to mix with customers and the local community.
Inspire Community Training are committed to working with the Redditch community to provide services to support mental health and wellbeing.
The charity offers a wide range of services including; mental health support, family activities and learning, dementia-friendly sessions, as well as crafts and interest groups.
Robert and Maggie Underwood from Charlotte and Craig’s Saving Hearts Foundation said: “To say we are excited is an understatement. We very much look forward to working with you all at Kingfisher.”
Domonique Lippett, marketing manager at Kingfisher, said: “Community is at the heart of what we do here at Kingfisher so we are delighted to be continuing our Kingfisher Cares initiative for another year, giving these three local charities the opportunity to build awareness and boost their fundraising efforts through a partnership with us. We are looking forward to collaborating with them over the coming months.”
Kingfisher Cares helped charities to raise over £32k in 2018 though fundraising and promotional activities and now wants to surpass last year’s fundraising total, creating even more opportunities for local people who need support whilst raising awareness of the great work that charities carry out on a daily basis.