Worthing Christmas Charity Support 2021
Supporting charities in our local area is important to ETI throughout all months of the year. But over the festive season, which is often a particularly difficult time for many, we love to do all we can to assist the incredible charities who are helping as many people as possible experience joy at Christmas.
These charities were chosen by ETI this year as they support the area that we call home. As a business, we’re proud to say we were able to donate around £15,000 to local charities throughout 2021 and we hope our support is making a difference.
Worthing Food Foundation
Worthing Food Foundation is a non-referral food operation that supplies dry, tinned, and fresh food, as well as other essentials to people in need. They have delivered 5000 meals a month to households in need across Worthing since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and recently started a new children’s cooking club to provide children with the skills and tools to create healthy meals. ETI will be offering a series of deliveries in December which will help local families by providing food and essential supplies.
A youth organisation based in Sussex, ESTEEM works with 14-26-year-olds offering volunteering, work experience, mentoring, wellbeing, and social opportunities. They believe in a world where every young adult is trusted, supported and respected as an active and powerful member of their community. ETI’s donation will help to provide festive food hampers for many of their clients.
Worthing based charity Guild Care provides over 30 community services to support older people, as well as children and adults with learning disabilities.
Our support will provide a traditional, hot meal on Christmas Day to residents of the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre. As part of their ‘Worthing Cares’ initiative, staff and volunteers will be visiting each one of their 600+ service users on Christmas Day. The hot meal and friendly face will help to tackle loneliness and isolation at what can be an especially tough time of year for many.
Love Your Hospital
Love Your Hospital is the dedicated NHS charity for St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands Hospitals. This Christmas we 80 toys to the Bluefin Children’s Ward at Worthing Hospital which will be given to children admitted to the ward during December. Suitable for all different ages, the toys included Lego sets, art kits and electronic nursery rhyme books. We also donated a Lego table and bricks for the communal playroom, which will hopefully help spread some festive joy to children over Christmas.
The Bluefin Children’s Ward specialises in providing care to babies, children and adolescents who have been admitted to the hospital, in an environment that is better suited to their needs. The ward is also supported by a specialist Play Team.
Turning Tides is the biggest provider of services for single homeless people in West Sussex and they continue to grow and develop their services to meet the needs of the local area. Every year they accommodate over 200 homeless people in their 20+ properties across the county. ETI’s support will provide a hot meal for their clients every day throughout December. These are often their only hot meal of the day and the only expression of kindness they have experienced in a very long time, so we are delighted to support this campaign.
We also attended their Pizza Lunch event as part of their Human Advent Calendar Initiative on 10th December. The ETI team helped to prep pizzas before serving them to clients.
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