MQ stands for mental health and quality of life. This small charity aims to improve the lives of those affected by mental health problems through research. To this end they are creating an international knowledge network, combining expertise from the worlds of science, academia and business.Through research, MQ is finding ways to better understand, treat and hopefully, one day, prevent mental illness.
Our fundraising events will be raising money to help towards the work of MQ
Further information at mqmentalhealth.org
We have been supporting Mary’s Meals for several years now and President Jo has chosen to continue our support for another year.
We raise money by having collecting boxes at home and holding ‘Porridge Breakfasts’. We also collect educational items and back packs throughout the year which are presented to a representative of Mary’s Meals at the end of the presidential year.
A charity which originated in Scotland and provides a hot meal (a sort of porridge) at lunch time to school children in poor areas abroad. The provision of a school meal encourages parents to send their children to school, so improving their education as well as their nutrition.
Mary’s Meals has also involved schools, churches and other organisations in filling backpacks with school equipment, clothes and small toys for the children, who are overjoyed to receive these gifts.
This began as a simple idea which has snowballed to become a truly effective charity.
More information at www.marysmeals.org
We support the local Women’s Refuge in Ellesmere Port by providing essential items for the comfort of the women and children who seek refuge there. At Easter we provide Easter eggs for the children and at Christmas we send gifts.
We work with a local Primary School to provide tea and Christmas Carols to the residents of Naylor Court. This is a very successful annual event, enjoyed by everyone who takes part, particularly the residents.
Forum Housing Association has been a specialist provider of supported accommodation to young people aged 16-25 for over 40 years. Our support will continue for Forum’s ongoing projects.
During the last 4 decades they have increased accommodation projects in Wirral, Sefton, and Ellesmere Port and Neston. Alongside providing housing for young people they work with young people supporting their varied and diverse needs in order to prepare them for successful, independent living. They are currently working each week with over 350 young people.
The Association’s mission statement “it’s all about you” is a testimony to the Association’s Christian foundation and values. It captures the sentiments of respect for and consideration of others, which is at the heart of all they do. There are over 125 staff working for the Association in a variety of roles and included in this is a small group of resident representatives. These are young people themselves, charged with the task of encouraging participation and engagement of our young people in the planning, decision making and evaluation of all the services they deliver.
The Association is conscious of addressing local need and fulfilling its obligations fully within Local, Regional and National Strategies. It is their intention to invest in our young people to enable them to influence and add value to those same Local, Regional and National Strategies, Initiatives and Programmes. Forum Housing work alongside many Statutory, Public, Private and Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations and are grateful for the support and encouragement they receive. As an Association they strive for excellence in all that they do, they are committed to their own learning and development and to bringing improvements in service for young people wherever and whenever they can.