As with every year the Committee has decided and chosen two charities to fund raise for over the course of the year.
For 2017 we have chosen two charities. Here is a description and how to donate and support them both.
Archie’s Smile is a local charity in Coventry which was founded in 2014 by one of of our members Dean Carless and his wife Becky.
Here’s a quick explanation from Dean about the charity and the work it does:
“Archie’s Smile was founded in 2014 to support young children with Down syndrome and their families. The charity was inspired by my son ArchieCarless who was born in 2013 in Coventry. Following Archie’s birth we looked for a support group in the area, only to find that there wasn’t one. Rather than being discouraged we decided to create our own! Fast-forward three years and Archie’s Smile is a thriving charity which supports children from birth to the age of 5 who have Down syndrome from across the Midlands. We offer members weekly stay and play sessions, support and advice for parents, provide speech and language therapy for the children, organise day trips, and provide information packs for parents of newborns with Down syndrome via local hospitals.”
For more information, Archie’s Smile has a Facebook page here.
To donate individually to the charity, Dean has shared the GoFundMe page open to donations. The link for that is: https://www.gofundme.com/archies-smile-2017
As well as Archie’s Smile, the chapter will also be fund raising- and in one case- already has been fund rasising for our 2nd chapter charity for 2017.
The SSAFA is an armed forces charity. They provide welfare and support for those who serve in the military and their families.
For More information on the work that the SSAFA do then visit their website here.
So there you have it! Our two 2017 Chapter Charities. Get fund raising and spreading the word on these two great charities and causes!