Wednesday, 28 October 2015

This week is going to be pretty busy for all of us at Charlies Angel Centre.

The activities for this week began yesterday with us holding a bucket collection day at Leeds General Infirmary, Clarendon Wing.
We all arrived at 9am to set up for our day ahead. 

We met some lovely people throughout the day and they all gave very generously to us.

At 11am we were joined by Anna, Elsa & Olaf from 'Frozen'. The look on the children's faces when they saw them walking into the hospital was amazing. 
We were allowed to take them up to one of the children's wards to meet up with some children spending time in hospital. To bring a bit of  happiness into their day was wonderful to watch.
We can't say Thank you enough 
to the people from Jolly Tots Themed Parties for coming along and once again donate their time to us.

We raised a fantastic £257 towards the cost of a Cuddle Cot for the Rosemary Suite.

Today we have an interview at Bradford Radio to update them on everything that has been happening with us since our last interview which was back in 2013, so think i'm going to have to work hard on condensing the info as we have done so much. 

Tomorrow is our fortnightly Community Support Meeting at St Cross Vicarage, Middleton, 7pm - 8.30pm. 

Then to top the week off, this is the last week for voting in the Nationwide Big Local Vote. It would be amazing to find out that we had got enough votes to win the £5000 but to win any amount is brilliant and gets us one step closer to achieving our dreams.

We love being busy as it means we are getting our story and Charlies Campaign to reach a wider audience.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Being Nominated for The nationwide big local vote was amazing, never in a million years did we think we would make the top 3 and have a chance of winning £5000, for us to win would mean we could provide so much more for bereaved parents and families, the things we talk about and what we could do could actually happen, but we do need your help there is 1 week to go and we need you to VOTE & SHARE with your friends, family and groups, we are so grateful to everyone for your support in everything we do thank you Carrie. Sam&Clive Ruth&Gary xxxxx  

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Charity Collection Day

Next Tuesday we have been given the opportunity to fund raise within our local hospital, Leeds General Infirmary.

The main aim of the day is to help us raise enough money to provide the hospital with a Cuddle Cot, a specialised cooler that can be fitted into moses baskets and cots, allowing bereaved parents and their families extra time to bond and make memories with their baby.

If these had been available when Charlie was born we would have got to spend so much more time with him. 

Some families have even been able to take their baby home to spend a few precious hours in their family environment.

We would love to see as many of our supporters as possible pay us a visit during the day. We will be based in the Clarendon Wing, next to Costa.

As well as having our leaflets and charity goods we will also be having a tombola stall as we have found these to be fun and good money raisers.

We are going to be there throughout the day, so if you do see us please come over and introduce yourself, we love to make new friends.

Friday, 16 October 2015

We are now halfway through The Nationwide Big Local Vote. 

There are 14 days left to vote. As it stands we are 

currently 2nd with 31%.

                           WE NEED YOUR HELP 

To be nominated for this has been fantastic but to win would

be amazing. For Charlies-Angel-Centre it would mean

so much in terms of how we can move forward and 

help so many more people. If we were to win the 1st prize of 

£5000 we could help another 18 bereaved families access 

bereavement counselling over the next 12 months. We 

could purchase a Cuddle Cot, giving bereaved parents the 

gift of time. And we could provide an extra 100 Charlie Bear 

packs for bereaved children.

As a charity we receive no funding, having to raise money 

ourselves. Each year we put on various events to raise 

funds and rely solely on the goodwill of people like 

yourselves to help us.

So today we are asking you to take 1 minute of your time to 

click on the link below and place your vote. The support you

give us means so much to us. 

Thank you from everyone at Charlies-Angel-Centre.

Please share with your friends & family xx


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Community Support Meeting

When you are going through a loss or bereavement it can help to know that there are people out there that want to help and support you. 

We set up our charity to do just that and were so grateful to St Cross Vicarage when they said they would allow us to use their premises to get our meetings up and running. 

So far we have met some lovely people all with very different stories to tell. They are all very brave to come along when sometimes their loss is so raw.

With our recent addition of qualified counselors coming on board we are hoping that we can make their journeys through grief a smoother one.

We welcome any family member affected by a loss or bereavement and would be happy to see our group get bigger, thus enabling us to help more and more people.

Please feel free to come and join us this Thursday, 15th October, and take that first step on your journey.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

please vote for Charlies-Angel-Centre

Last week we found out that members of the public had voted for us in the Nationwide big local vote and we are in the top 3,  we are so honored to be nominated. For making the final 3 we receive £200, that alone is massive for us, and the overall winner receives £5000.

As a small charity we don't receive any funding so anything we try to do we have to raise funds ourselves, whether it's a fun day/car boot/fete or raffle, so we rely on people's generosity.  The thought of winning £5000 and what that would mean for Charlies-Angel-Centre is is mindblowing. 

 For us to win would mean:
(1) we could help an extra 18 families receive bereavement counselling,
(2) buy a Cuddle Cot giving bereaved parents the gift of time
(3) provide bereaved children charlie bear packs plus much more
It takes less than 2 minutes to vote and would mean so much to us, please share and vote
thank you 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Press Release - Press Release - Press Release

From:         Charlie’s Angel Centre

                   Supporting bereaved parents and families

To:              Media Organisations

Date:           October 2015

Subject:   Charlie’s Angels are pleased to announce the following;

After two and a half years hard work we are finally seeing progress in the improvements to bereavement support following the loss of a baby/child.
 Our Community Support Meetings are now up and running along with the much needed provision of bereavement counsellors both at the meetings and on an individual basis.

Ruth Curtis (trustee of Charlies Angel Centre) said “It has been a difficult journey but I now feel that things are going to improve for future families. Charlies name will always be associated with the changes in bereavement support.”

Telephone:  0113 3182902 or 07535818225

Address:      92 Sissons Road, Middleton,Leeds. LS10 4JY

Charlies Angel Centre is a Leeds based charity set up to offer
                    help and support to parents and families who have lost their baby or child. 

    We are a normal family having gone through an extraordinary journey.

We chose our name in remembrance of  Charlie Arthur Curtis.