Some years ago, we helped to build and still support the Cheerful Sparrows wards at QEQM hospital, Margate. However, not everyone is aware that we also support the local community in countless ways. For many people, referred to us by professionals such as social workers and teachers, we are a safety net when they have nowhere else to turn. Our committee of six dedicated people, who give freely of their time and expertise, fully considers and prioritises the cases each month that we meet. After the meeting we then follow through with practical help.
We are and will remain impartial, neutral and independent. We respond to requests from the Cheerful Sparrows Ward Staff at the QEQM hospital and professional organisations, including Homestart, Children’s Centres, SureStart, GP s and Children’s Services. We are often able to help in a very small way to make a big difference to people’s lives.
We welcome new Friends to join us by donating regularly each month. They will receive our Newsletter and invitations to attend our events. We also welcome new Members for a donation of £10 a year. They will be entitled to attend our AGM in the Spring .
We all live in Thanet and are unpaid volunteers. The Charity has no paid staff, does not pay anyone a pension, has no properties nor a head office.