We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Maggie & Rose, the leading family members’ club to be their charity partner in 2017.
They will be organising a series of events engaging both their own staff and the families who belong to the club. These will include such creative fundraising activities as Art Saturdays, a Hope Super-Hero Day, getting staff and children dressing up as their heroes and an “Around The World” day where the children can learn more about different countries and sample local foods. They will also be promoting our Big Playdate campaign among their members.
The Club’s members, staff and social media followers have voted which project to support with the winner being announced as the Namuwongo Community Project in Uganda – a project that works closely with the community to create a safer environment for children to grow up in. It encourages a more positive life that gives families, particularly women, the support to enable their children to experience a positive childhood, from setting up new micro-businesses to providing practical support, like clothing and food parcels. We are looking forward to them reaching the goal of raising £30,000 by the end of the year.
Maggie & Rose was set up 10 years ago providing a purpose-designed calm, creative and inspiring space where both children and parents can be creative, socialise and learn. It now has centres in Kensington, Chiswick and Hong Kong.
Maggie Bolger, CEO commented “At Maggie & Rose we believe in never giving up on what you want – that’s how the company started. We aim that through our work in supporting Hope for Children, we’ll be able to give others the ability to fight hard for their beliefs, to never take no for an answer, and to always push the boundaries. One of our core values is to ‘Support & Nurture’ and we’d love to carry that across in the way we approach our collaboration with this incredible charity. We can’t wait to invite staff and members alike onto the charity committee so that they can give their two-cents on how we can continually push ourselves to support our partnership in the most extraordinary ways possible”
Murielle Maupoint, Hope for Children’s Chief Executive added “We put children at the centre of everything we do, therefore Maggie & Rose is an ideal organisation to be working alongside to help increase awareness of issues affecting children across the world.”