Did you know that you could help us to change someone’s life in less than 10 minutes…
Did you know that most major retailers and 1000’s of smaller ones will donate money to Rathbone each time you shop online?
Did you know that there is an app to do this on your PC, laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android phone? It’s called Give as you Live.
Just click the link above or go to iTunes or the Google Play store directly from your device. Download the app and select Lambeth Elfrida Rathbone Society as your chosen charity. And that’s it. Now please pass this on to someone you know.
…and it won’t cost you a penny
So how do we use these donations to change someone’s life?
Ben’s Story *
Ben has mild learning disabilities and was living in a Rathbone care home until he was 30. With our support he was able to learn new skills and build up his confidence. He moved into his own flat and lives independently with support from a Rathbone Outreach Worker. Unfortunately, he was unable to get a job and had no structured activities in his life. He now attends 2 of our day time projects. So now Ben gets out of his flat, gets some exercise, is able to meet new friends, build up a support network and learn new skills – a really positive change to his life. Rathbone need to employ more group workers so that others in Ben’s circumstances can attend our projects.
Marcia’s Story *
Marcia is 17, she has Autism and sometimes her behaviour can be difficult for others to understand. She needs a lot of support to cope in new environments. Marcia’s Mum is her only carer and she has two other young children as well.
Marcia has been attending one Rathbone’s youth clubs for two years now. She needed a lot of intensive support and 1:1 work to build up her confidence to come along and to be able to be part of the group. Now Marcia loves coming to club and she has developed lots of new skills. Her Mum and siblings get to have some family time whilst she is in our care. We need to help more young people like Marcia and her family. We will use these donations to employ more specially skilled youth workers.
* Some of the details of these stories have been changed.