What an amazing event! It was compulsive viewing - I was particularly taken by Freddie Mercury!
A HUGE thank you from Thrive. Every year, we help over 8000 disabled people to improve their lives using gardening. The £1,222 you raised will fund a disabled persoon for 6 months on our Working it Out gardening programme which runs in London. Working it Out is a 2 year work shadowing programme which gives disabled Londoners the support thy need to get the skills they need to earn a living from gardening/landscaping. It really works! Don't just take it from me though. This is what some of our trainees say
"If it wasn't for Thrive, I might be stuck in a dead end job or doing nothing. Thanks to Thrive I have a good life, a qualification and two jobs"
"Thrive has given me a future to think about, whereas before I didn't feel I had that"
"Nothing is too much for Thrive staff. I love every part of the course and have really improved my confidence"
Just have a look at Tom and Rob's stories on our website at www.thrive.org.uk
After 18 months running the programme we now have many people ready to start work - if you or someone you know could provide even a very limited amount of part time work, it could set someone back on their feet.....all have a Level 2 City & Guilds hort qualification and have had extensive work training
My company completed some work on behalf of the late Johnathan Fothergill this year and he always spoke of the great work Thrive did, please let us know if you have any projects in the North London and Hertfordshire areas where we could possibly lend a hand.
Kind regards Richard
Thanks for the "heads up" Susan on where and how the money will be used.
It was Great fun, and a great cause. You are doing a brilliant job!!