Introduction to Clifton Community & Family Support Group
The objectives of the group is to support local families and the wider community with activities and projects that reduce social isolation, increases self esteem & help to promote community spirit.
The Clifton Community & Family Support Group began as a voluntary group founded on facebook by Karen Humble in December 2012. The aim of the group was to support families who were in short term need of a helping hand. Since it began CCFSG has helped families with food, clothing, household items & toys. We’ve helped victims of fire, flood & burglary and are expanding our help every day to reach more families who need the support. We’ve have also supported local events such as Macmillan coffee mornings, toddler group open days and School Fayres.
In April of 2013 CCFSG launched it’s facebook auction group where residents of Clifton donate their unwanted items so CCFSG can auction them to raise much needed funds to continue the work within the community.
In November CCFSG turned over it’s auction page for a month to help a local resident in her bid to raise £5,000 for pancreatic cancer in memory of her late husband. In conjunction with the children who take part in the duke of Edinburgh scheme we raised over £700 towards her goal.
In December 2013 CCFSG formed it’s first committee appointing a chair, treasurer, secretary and 2 trustees. With a written constitution we became a non profit public charity. Currently CCFSG has 5 committee members, 5 volunteers who sort, photograph and list auction items and 4 volunteer drivers who collect donations when needed.
In February of 2014 CCFSG will hold it’s first public event at Dovecote Primary School Sports Hall. A ‘’Kings and Queens’’ themed valentines Prom for 50 children with a fully decorated sports hall valentines style, bouncy castle, disco, party food, party bags and an official crowning of a prom king and queen.
We are a non profit small charity comprised of local residents from all walks of life from childminders to foster carers to single mums & bankers. We do not judge anyone’s need for support and all information obtained during our work is confidential. We are just local residents giving back to our community and together we can make a difference.
For more information about our charity please contact the founder & chair Karen Humble:
How to Contact us.
Email: [email protected]Facebook main group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cliftoncommunityfamilysupport/