Here at The Treehouse Club we’re not only busy helping our children embrace a love for the great outdoors and to be as creative as possible, but we’re also firm believers in teaching little ones how important kindness and charity are too. As such we support a number of local and national charities here at The Treehouse Club and our children have been involved in sponsored walks, fund raising and conversations about helping others on a regular basis. These children make us so proud! Want to know more about the charities we are currently supporting? Then read on…
When you Wish Upon a Star
This April our Managing Director, Ashley, and our Operations Director, Ruth, are strapping themselves to a tiny plane and heading into the skies over Essex for a spot of wing walking! This due of intrepid adventures are raising money for When you Wish Upon a Star, a charity who works tirelessly to help dreams come true for the children who need them most.
The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White OBE who was so inspired by a seriously ill four- year-old who wanted to meet Mickey Mouse that she started a charity to help as many courageous children as possible see their wishes turned into reality. Since 1990 the charity has helped grant over 18,000 wishes and counting, and The Treehouse Club would love to help them achieve even more.
Please, if you can, do sponsor Ashley and Ruth via their JustGiving Page. Every penny donated goes directly into helping to bring smiles to little ones and their families. The big event is happening at Headcorn Aerodrome on 21 of April 2022 at 1200hrs, so if you’re in the area and you hear a bit of screaming, now you know why! Here’s what Ashley has to say about it all…
“Myself, Ashley (Managing Director) and our Operations Director, Ruth, are petrified and excited in equal measures about this escapade so thank you in advance for your support! We really are going to be strapping ourselves to the wing of a plane and taking to the skies over Essex, and anyone who knows us will also know that our knees are already trembling.”
Changing Pathways is a local domestic abuse charity working in South and South West Essex and has been an integral part of the local South Essex and Thurrock community for over forty years. Over this time it has supported thousands of women and their children in escaping abusive relationships and to move on with their lives. It offers 24-hour telephone assistance and advice, refuge, counselling services and support services which have been accredited by Women’s Aid Federation England through their National Quality Standards.
We have been proud to support this charity by helping with donations for its refuges and families in need, and continue to work with them when they need specific items for donation.
South Essex Wildlife Hospital
Dedicated to putting ‘life’ back into the ‘wild’, South Essex Wildlife Hospital (SEWH) is a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and public advice charity.
Now a new Hospital and Education facilities have been built, it is able to deal with a lot more casualties and orphaned wildlife. No sick, injured or orphaned animal is turned away, which means that SEWH operates 7 days a week and is run by volunteers and paid staff. We love supporting this charity and teaching our children how important it is to care about wildlife.
Wildlives Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre
Wildlives Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre is a Colchester-based charity and provides care and medical treatment for wildlife in need. Its aim is to ensure that every bird or animal gets veterinary treatment where required, and then is released back into its natural environment once fully rehabilitated.
With everything from barn owls to foxes, hedgehogs to herons to rescue, the charity has a total of six different enclosures designed to match natural habitats as closely as possible for its patients, and it is also a proud member of the European Wildlife Rehabilitation Association.
At Treehouse Club, we believe it’s never too early to get children interested and involved in giving back and learning about the importance of giving. Children are capable of tremendous compassion, and with a little help and direction, kids can begin to make a big impact in their communities. This is something we are very proud to foster in the children we care for and teach here at The Treehouse Club. We would like to also thank our parents for their continued support too, and if you ever want to suggest or speak to us about charities close to your own hearts, do speak to the staff at your settings.