The Gift of Giving
During December staff and volunteers from across Bryson undertook to raise money, collect and distribute food hampers plus donations of clothes, toiletries, and create packs for homeless people all towards helping a range of vulnerable people living in Northern Ireland.
We want to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work, kindness and generosity and to all the people and organisations who made donations. Here is a flavour of some of the activities that took place.
- Staff from Bryson Intercultural held a coffee morning and raised £200 to support Syrian Refugees and people seeking Asylum.
- Staff and young people from Bryson FutureSkills supported a range of campaigns including:
- Raising £130 for Autism NI during the Big Christmas Cuppa event.
- Raising £85 for Chest Heart and Stroke during their Ho Ho Jolly Jumper Week.
- Making up 50 packs of essential products for vulnerable homeless people over the Christmas period.
- Through completion of the Bryson Staff Survey – Bryson Group donated £500 to Bryson Intercultural to support the work they are delivering for people seeking Asylum and Syrian Refugees.
- Bryson Intercultural wants to thank staff from across Bryson who have supported their appeal for donations of clothes, food items and toiletries for the people they support on a daily basis.
- Staff and student volunteers from Bryson Care worked very hard to ensure all the food hampers and presents that they received from a range of generous donors where all sorted and delivered in time for Christmas.
- Our staff and social work students in the North West also got involved and took part in a Stand Up for Social Work bag packing event organised by Ulster University. The total amount raised was over £510 including generous food donations. All donations and food hampers where given to the Churches Trust, vulnerable families in the local area and to the Simon Community.
We wish you all a very happy New Year for 2018.