Fantastic news! WEB is in the process of launching it’s innovative new fundraising initiative…the 20/20 Challenge!
As of June 2015 WEBâ€™s main source of funding from the Big Lottery will be coming to an end leaving a massive gap in monies for its main and core services. WEB has a passionate team of staff and volunteers who are striving to keep services as open and as vibrant as they have always been.
WEBs 20/20 Challenge is based on WEB celebrating its 20thÂ birthday as a small local charity, serving the local and wider community of Wirral.Â We have a small but hardworking team of 7 staff and approx 40 volunteers who deliver our community services and without support of organisations and individuals these services will fold.
So what can you do to help?
WEB aims to sign up 20 local companies who want to support a local charity, providing services to local people who may be struggling with a variety of complex needs.Â Â WEB will give Â£200 to each company and they will have 12mths Â to increase that Â£200 in a variety of ways e.g. 5 a side football competitions, darts matches, bake sales, race nights, fun runs â€“and whatever other creative ways they can think of!
At the end of the 12mths all funds will then be donated back to the charity to support the delivery of services to local people.Â Â There is absolutely NO pressure to raise any particular amount-whatever is raised by each company will be greatly appreciated, it is about supporting local grass roots community services to grow, develop & thrive.
So whatâ€™s in it for organisations that take part?
We are going to have a public launch/photo shoot with all 20 companies once all 20 have signed up to the challenge (deadline for sign ups is 1stÂ July 2015).Â We have recently employed a new apprentice who will be dedicated to blogging/tweeting Â and promoting any events that the 20 chosen companies are arranging. There will be a dedicated page on our website where news, events and challenges can be posted as well as a running commentary on our blog/twitter/facebook of funny stories, achievements and successes.Â Â In approx 1 years time we will come together as a huge fundraising team to celebrate all the hard work and effort over the past 12 months.Â We will have a Â dinner party celebration with awards, publicity photo shoot and acknowledgement of each Â companyâ€™s individual Â fundraising achievements.
The women and girls who use our service are never ones to shy away from a challenge and so alongside the 20 companies, WEB will also be running a mini challenge- signing up 20 staff/volunteers/service users who will be given Â£20 each, with a challenge for them to raise as much as they can over the 12 months. Please ask at WEB for more information!
What organisations need to do if theyâ€™d like to get involved
We are aiming to sign up approximately 20 organisations to the challenge so I am asking interested parties to contact me as soon as possible. If you would like some further information please contact WEBâ€™s Training Manager Danielle Peloe on:
We are now moved comfortably into the new premesis at 69 Gautby Road, Birkenhead, CH41 7DS (in the Play and Community Centre).
We are really pleased with how our gorgeous room is looking and we are excited for you all to see it.
With the new opening comes fresh beginnings and so we have decided together with the women that Mondays should be dedicated to YOU! The chosen name for this day is Me Time Mondays.Â The session will start at 10.30am and finish at 12.30pm, during this session there will be a lovely activity whether it is Yoga, Teaching Hand Massage, or making compliment stones it will be a really uplifting session, always finished with an indulgent visualisation.
Our Sunshine Prescriptions held on Wednesdays will now start at 12.30 and finish at 3 pm this will be packed full of fun activities and some adventures!
WEB will be providing Hot and Cold drinks alongside some biccy’s of course, WEB will no longer be making sandwiches but please feel welcome to bring lunch with you.
If you would like to see upcoming sessions for monday and wednesdays take a look at our facebook or twitter page;Â WEBMerseyside .
Really exciting times for WEB at the moment we are moving into our long awaited, new, spacious building at 69 Gautby Road, CH41 7DS, this building will bring WEB so many more opportunities and space for lots of new fun activities and services.
Moving day and consequently centre closure will commence friday 24th April and we will be opening back up on the 13th May at our new premises and services will resume as normal.
WEB will still be using 176 Corporation road , however this will be used as the charities central services and counselling.
WEB have launched ‘Listen to my story’ a campaign in partnership with Merseyside Police to tackle the sensitive subject of child sexual exploitation(CSE).
CSE is a form of child abuse and is against the law.
It can have devastating effects on the lives of victims and their families.
For more more information about the campaign and for details of how you can help raise awareness of this subject, visit www.listentomystory.co.uk .
WEB will be closed from Monday the 19th August for 2 weeks for our annual summer break. The centre will re-open on Monday 2nd September. If you have an urgent queries please feel free to leave a message on 0151 653 3771 as this answerphone will be monitored throughout the break. We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and are looking forward to seeing you all in September.