Recent research on the cost of living crunch by Citizens Advice has revealed that one in ten families – which is the equivalent to approximately 3.2 million households – are facing financial crisis. Even more worrying, is that this is only set to get worse as heating prices are forecasted to soar higher this Winter.
You might be wondering “what does this have to do with horse racing?”, and the short answer is – well, everything. With community being such an important part of the Horses 4 Causes ethos, we wanted to help reach out to those who may need that extra helping hand. Times are tough, but we also know how tough times can bring tougher communities together, bringing friends, families, neighbours and afar even closer.
With this in mind, we have created an Amazon Wish List to try to help those that may be struggling. Our plan is to continue to add more items to the Wish List as time goes on so we can continue to help people, especially through the coming Winter which is expected to see energy prices rise even further.
But for now we are focusing on kids essentials for back to school – such as stationary, uniform, lunch bags and other items. The average household spends over £190 on back to school shopping each year, and we would like to help ease these costs.
Any items purchased from the Wish List will be evenly donated to two amazing local organisations here in Poole, Dorset.
ARCH, ‘The Association of Residents of Canford Heath’, is a baby bank that also helps support vulnerable children and families in need with vital community services.
And Ashley’s Birthday Bank – which is a Gift and Crisis service that was first set up to ensure under privileged children received a birthday and Christmas gift. Who then grew to provide crisis services to families who find themselves in financial difficulties, or needing support to relocate due to domestic violence, abuse or neglect.
You can make a huge difference by simply browsing the Wish List to see if there is anything you would like to donate, with items starting from as little as £1.60. Don’t worry if you aren’t in the position to donate, sharing the list with friends can also make a huge difference to help raise vital awareness for charities like ARCH and Ashley’s Birthday Bank.
Click HERE to be redirected to the Amazon Wish List