Here at Children on the Edge we have the privilege of working with local community groups. This year we were fortunate enough to be supported by the Trefoil Guild (Chichester) as one of their chosen charities.The Trefoil Guild is an organisation of over 20,000 members with the aim of offering support to Guides and Scouts in the UK and becoming actively involved with their community.
The Trefoil Guild chose to help Children on the Edge as they were keen to support a local charity. Many members admired Anita Roddick’s desire to help vulnerable children and felt a personal connection with Anita having lived in West Sussex.
Throughout the year the Guild dedicated themselves to fundraising for our work. Several members organised collections at weekly meetings and various events to raise as much as possible.
Margaret Grigson, who lead all the fundraising, was so inspired by COTE’s work she signed up to become a regular donor. “I often think of underprivileged children in desperate need of help around the world and felt Children on the Edge was making a valuable difference.”
We would like to say a big thank you to The Trefoil Guild, for not only fundraising for us but enthusiasm and passion for Children on the Edge through out the year. Your support is invaluable in supporting forgotten children across the world.
If your community group is interested in fundraising for us we’d love to hear from you! Just e-mail Serena Chana or call her at the office on 01243 538530.