In celebration of our 20th year, Braintree Village will be supporting 20 local charities through the launch of a new community initiative.
We have allocated £5,000 for our ’20 random acts of kindness’ initiative, which will see us surprise 20 community groups, organisations or charities with equipment, products or volunteers as a thank you for the work they do to support the Essex community.
Between us all, here at Braintree Village, we have chosen the first five organisations that will benefit from the initiative and have already provided some with their random act of kindness.
- We have sponsored a number of Dementia Friendly Cinema screenings at the Empire Theatre in Halstead, providing free entry and tea, coffee and cake.
- Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens has also received sponsorship to help the charity to keep the gardens running for the local public to enjoy.
- We've also pledged our support for Guide Dogs, First Stop Centre in Braintree and New Direction Resettlement Centre in Braintree.
We need your help
The local community is now being called on to nominate the remaining 15 organisations or groups that would benefit from the initiative. All nominations will be reviewed by the Braintree Village team, with those chosen surprised throughout the year.
How can you help?
Members of the local community can nominate by submitting the name and address of the group or organisation, along with 150 words that summarise why Braintree Village should surprise them with kindness and what support is required. Funds of up to £250 per project can be claimed for the purchase of products or equipment or alternatively, team members from Braintree Village can provide a day of volunteering for the charity.
Nominations should be sent to email@example.com or posted to Grayling, Braintree Acts of Kindness, Latimer House, 5-7 Cumberland Place, Southampton, SO15 2BH and should include a name and contact phone number of the nominator. Entries close on Sunday 28th July 2019.