Easter – Charity fundraising
Towards Tomorrow Together is a local charity, operating from bases in Kidderminster, Taunton and Bridgwater. This is a small, but dedicated organisation, providing invaluable support to parents who have suffered stress, pain and devastation, after losing their babies during or shortly after pregnancy.
KHIST has selected this charity as the beneficiary of fund raising activities, taking place prior to and over the Easter period:
- On Good Friday, over 50 walkers will be taking part in a 35 mile sponsored walk from Aggborough Stadium in Kidderminster to the Bucks Head Stadium in Telford, where AFC Telford United and Kidderminster Harriers are to meet on the following day.
- On Easter Monday, with the kind permission of the KHFC board, a bucket collection will be held during the match between the Harriers and Bristol Rovers.
The walk and bucket collection have been organised in memory of Charlotte May Pountney, who was born sleeping in June last year and, whose parents, Dave and Beckie, are amongst many others who have, in such difficult circumstances, continued to receive the charity’s dedicated support.
Towards Tomorrow Together serves hospitals in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and West Midlands (and separately in Somerset) initially providing keepsake boxes, and offering monthly group support meetings. The charity would like to extend its services to offer help to many more couples in the Midlands and the South-West, extending activities to more hospitals, and providing specialist training, short breaks away for bereaved parents and alternative therapies to help relieve / manage symptoms that often come hand in hand with grief such as anxiety or depression for example. Resources are, however, stretched to the limit so any donations, small or large, will really make a very big difference.
You can learn more about this caring charity at www.towards–tomorrow.com
The walkers and collectors are determined to raise as much funding as possible for our chosen charity and the Trust has been delighted to record, in advance of Easter, that our initial £10,000 target has been reached. Is it possible that we may be able to raise £15.000?
Sponsors for the walk are still being welcomed with open arms (35 miles in a day is a big effort) and, if you are a Harriers or Bristol Rovers fan attending the match on Easter Monday your generous donation to the bucket collection will be very much appreciated. Finally, would those people who will not be attending the match please consider making a donation at www.justgiving.com/walktelford and help a wonderful, local charity to offer genuine support to more parents in distress.