Charlie’s is growing!
In February 2017 we launched our new project, to add extra rooms to Charlie’s therapy and support centre.
Our amazing landlord and benefactor Paul Mount has given us full use of the whole of Unit 2, warehouse and all! After many meetings, it has been agreed that we will:
Extend Charlie’s Space by putting up new flooring above the warehouse. This will almost double our square footage on the second floor – the new rooms will be accessed by the (mystery) door at the top of the stairs.
The Wellbeing Centre will include more therapy rooms, a small office, and here is the exciting part, a fitness room for group wellbeing activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, relaxation talks and sound therapy as well as a place to meet and share news and information on self-help, nutrition, carers’ group or children’s group.
We have paid our first installment on the floor, now all we have to do is raise £25,000 to help develop this into a relaxing ad beautiful space for our community (think.. walls, ceilings, lighting, heating, furniture, carpets, decoration, professional labour, bills, etc)
This is really happening!
We have an update for everyone – the floor supports are being created and will be ready for March 2017 – so with your help we will be able to have Charlie’s Wellbeing Centre up and running by Summer 2017.
To break our target into manageable pieces we are selling ‘Bricks’ at prices between £5 and £100 (see below)… that has already started too! With donations of all sizes from a whole evening event, to the contents of a tiny money box, after just 8 donations we reached a whopping £2116 in the first 24 hours!
One week later…. our total was up to £7856.50, and by day 40 of the project we had already brought in £9101.87 from good friends and groups right across the Gloucestershire Community….. We are so proud of all our fundraisers and sponsors – you are all Charlie’s Stars !
Currently in week 9 we have raised over £12,400 so almost 50% banked- but now we are ready to start we are searching for a builder to help us out ? Could this be you ?
Please continue to help keep the momentum of this campaign. You can help in two ways…
- Think about what you could do, or who you could approach to raise £5 or £5,000 – check out our fundraising ideas below…and/ or
- Be ready to turn up when there is building plumbing painting & decorating to do (this may be very soon)
Charlie’s Wellbeing Centre Bricks
Help us to raise funds by buying our Bricks !
The idea is simple – we have a number of bricks available at £5, £10, £20, £30, £50 and £100 – all you need to do is, raise or donate the cost of one of these bricks (or more if you like!) – this will help us inch towards that target and eventually reach the full amount.
There are a many ways in which you can raise funds for Charlie’s new Wellbeing Centre – find some ideas below, but if you have your own idea that will help us raise awareness and much needed funds we will support you all the way.
Have a look at our ideas and get in touch whether you are inspired by a small challenge, or a big one!