Find out how our fab customers have helped us support some fantastic charities this year…
As you’re aware, we support two charities through the 1% For The Planet Scheme- the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the Pesticide Action Network a.k.a PAN UK. We’ve also held sample sales to raise much needed funds for Shelterbox and the Navbharat Orphanage in India.
Here’s a quick summary of what these charities do:
Cornwall Wildlife Trust– These guys over in Truro are doing all sorts of brilliant things to help conserve our wildlife (both above and below the sea!) and they are passionate about looking after our beautiful Cornish rural landscape and nature reserves. Our donations go towards all sorts of projects and ongoing missions, like the Marine Strandings Network.
PAN UK– A charity dedicated to speaking up against the use and dangers of toxic chemical pesticides, that are used all over the world. They believe it is possible to reduce dependence on pesticides, and increase the use of sustainable alternatives to chemical pest control…like plant oils, and buzzy bees.
Shelterbox– Our neighbours here in Helston provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. At the moment, Shelterbox are currently on stand-by ready to respond to the deepening humanitarian crisis in East Africa. The drought in East Africa has affected an estimated 8.8 million people.
Navbharat Orphanage– The orphanage is based in Mumbai, India. There are about 60 children in total living at the orphanage, who would otherwise be living in desperate slum conditions. The orphanage uses the money raised to provide- amongst other things- an education for these children, with some of the older children also having the opportunity to go to college. This makes an amazing difference to their futures.
For our year ended 31st May 2011 we made the following donations:
Cornwall Wildlife Trust: £8,557.47
PAN UK: £8,557.47
Navbharat Orphanage: £888.90
We are really proud to support these charities, and of course, we couldn’t have raised these funds without the help and support from our much-loved Frugi customers!
Well done everybody, and keep up the good work!
Team Frugi x