- DTD Football Team
- Emmanuel House
- SF Charity inspired by Tishie Yong
If you'd like to find out more about Emmanuel House or wish to make a further donation, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/dusktilldawndonations
Throughout the course of 2012 and 2013 we’ll be carrying out various fundraising events and activities to raise money for our nominated charity Emmanuel House Nottingham.
Check out our progress on our Just Giving Page...
Emmanuel House is an organisation based in Nottingham City Centre that exists to offer refuge, food, support and guidance to a wide range of different people that in some way or another have found themselves alone, disorientated, hungry, rough-sleeping or unhappy, often suffering with physical or mental health problems, and almost always with no other support channels to rely upon; people from all different ages, backgrounds, race and religion.
SF and Dusk Till Dawn have been familiar with the organisation for some time. After hearing that Emmanuel House faced closure following government cuts, we have dedicated parts of our organisations to supporting them. We are committed to helping fundraise an initial sum of £100,000 as well as dedicating Finance, Marketing and HR resource. Our aim is to help restore them to financial sustainability so that they can continue their work, and grow and build as an independent organisation.
The services that Emmanuel House provide are vast and the work and impact they have on people’s lives is remarkable. Without support and donations, Emmanuel House and the life changing work they do, really could not exist.
"For all the support we receive, whether that’s clothes donations for our Charity Shop, food donations for our canteen, financial donations, or time that's kindly given up by our volunteers, we are wholly grateful. Without this support we would struggle to continue to offer the service that we provide" Natasha Mc Cracken, Emmanuel House.
We'll be holding various fundraising events throughout the course of 2012 and 2013 so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events.
You can get involved and help us hit our target quicker - if we hit it, we'll keep going until we can raise as much money as possible for Emmanuel House, and make an even bigger impact!
Head to our Just Giving page below where you can set up your own fundraising event, or donate to one we already have set up.
Emmanuel House:- 53-61 Goose Gate, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 1FF | 0115 950 7140
Registered Charity Number: 1077424
Dominic lives with special needs and until earlier this year, he rented from an approved and registered Social Landlord. On a day to day basis, he was being targeted by local youths who saw him as an easy victim to torment and verbally abuse. On several occasions he was the victim of robbery and violent attacks. No close friends or family members to support or advise him, combined with his special needs meant it was difficult, even impossible for Dominic to know where to turn to.
Emmanuel House was recommended to him and after visiting them, they immediately liaised with his patch manager to help him move out of the area as quickly as possible. Support staff at Emmanuel House also encouraged Dominic to report the attacks to the police which was a giant step forward for Dominic, who was living in fear of reprisals.
The journey for Dominic didn’t end there. Dominic was helped to contact and apply for Housing Aid, he was offered support so that he could attend appointments to help him secure his first temporary accommodation in a hostel, then from there into a supported accommodation unit specialising in high support needs.
Dominic continues to receive support from Emmanuel House on a daily basis, developing his life skills, physical and mental health. This is assisted by joining in activities such as art group, the allotment and using the new gym facility which is building up both muscle and confidence!
Desmond is 66 years old and suffers with severe short term memory loss. His condition had become so bad that he was unaware of his own identity. Confused and disorientated, Desmond began rough-sleeping. By the time he arrived at Emmanuel House he had no accommodation, no access to money and was very poorly. Emmanuel House provided Desmond with food, shelter and support within minutes of walking into the centre. They linked him to the pension fund and arranged for him to attend identity interviews. Within a couple of days, he was placed into local authority care where he lives and is looked after every day. Although his memory loss condition remains, he is content, safe and cared for.
The purpose of the Tishie Yong Foundation is to financially assist severely disabled people of all ages, individually or in groups to enable them to have access to equipment and services which will make a positive difference to their quality of life. Through the personal experience of some of our friends and relatives, we realise that statutory provision does not always cover items and services which are very specialised and that these can make an important contribution to the wellbeing of severely disabled people. We see this as the target area for our donations.
The Tishie Yong Foundation is supported by contributions from SF Group Recruitment (our sister company) and Dusk Till Dawn. All employees from both companies donate a percentage of their wages each month through a salary sacrifice scheme. We also fund the entire administration costs of the charity which means that every penny raised can be used in grants.
Robert Yong, Dusk Till Dawn Proprietor has worked with SF Group since 1997. As a trustee, his focus is to ensure that donations are targeted towards improving the quality of life of disabled people. Robert's younger sister, Tishie is the inspiration behind the charity.
Visit the SF Charity website via the link below:
Molly - 10th July 2012
Three year old Molly has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. One of the symptoms is that it causes a painful, tightness in her legs, so she is unable to walk unaided. This makes it impossible for her to run around with her two brothers and friends. She has to have Physiotherapy every day which can be painful and frustrating for both Molly and her family as it only reduces some of the tension in her legs and for a very short period of time. The SF Charity have made a pledge towards the money needed for a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation, a complicated procedure which involves cutting some of the sensory nerve fibres that come from the muscles and enter the spinal cord. The operation reduces spasticity (muscle tightness), giving Molly the opportunity to walk unaided for the first time. The money will also be used for any aftercare that Molly will need, including up to 2 years of specialist physiotherapy. Eventually after a great deal of hard work Molly will hopefully walk unaided and pain-free. For more information visit http://www.mollysmission2walk.org
Aston Stars - 1st July 2012
Gemma from Aston Stars writes - 'Thank you so much for your support and financial contribution, you will never realise the true potential of what you have given these lads and will never realise how much you have done for them.' What a year it has been for the Aston Stars, they finished 9th out of 10 teams, a huge achievement for a disabled team playing in an able bodied league. Gemma has been able to see the whole team grow in confidence and playing ability which has a knock on effect in all areas of their lives. We at the SF Charity wish them all the best for next season & look forward to hearing how they get on.
Goldhill Adventure Playground - 17th April 2012
Now here is a group of people who are really looking forward to a long warm summer. The Goldhill Adventure Playground, in Leicester, is an inclusive organisation that we were able to help out by making a donation to their new playground. Wheelchair bound children are now able to enjoy the inclusive roundabout and, as pictured, a fantastic swing. A huge amount of children will be able to enjoy this wonderful new facility and the SF Charity is delighted to have been able to help out with funding.
A group of Dusk Till Dawn regulars recently joined a 5-a-side football league within Nottingham calling themselves the DTD Degens, after just 3 seasons they have already climbed their way into the top of the 3 Divisions.
Last season the DTD Degens managed to get promoted into Division 2, missing out on the league title by just 1 point. Naturally this was a big step up for the team, but incredibly this season they managed amass 25 points out of just 30 that were on offer – losing only 1 game all season meaning they finished up as champions!
(Alex Goulder, Jack Allen, Mitch Johnson, Paul Jenkinson, Andrew Hulme, Simon Deadman, Tom High)
In division 1 this season the team have already got off to a solid start sat in the top half of the table, with Jack Allen and Simon Deadman playing influential roles in the squad.