Our new Charity of the Year for 2018 is Hornchurch based Tapestry.
Every May the firm consults with our staff to decide on a charity to support for the financial year ahead.
Tapestry have two sites in Havering and the teams support adults in leading a positive, fulfilling life with a particular focus on people living with dementia. They were put forward by our Private Client department after our staff witnessed their work with a number of our elderly clients.
WHAT IS TAPESTRY?
Tapestry has been around for over 68 years, originally conceived as Havering Older Peoples Welfare Association. The group received a donation of a building and HOPWA House opened in 1965. In 1973 they became Age Concern Havering and the Havering based unit became Tapestry in 2014.
They have helped over 350,000 people in that time and remain focused on care in the local community to this day. Their ethos has always remained the same; to ensure that local people and their families have the care and support they need, as and when they need it.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY?
The services of Tapestry is a lifeline to many elderly people in community. They offer a range of services in their centres as well as help at home including:
- Personal care including nail care
- Domestic help
- Activities and social activities
- Minibus transportation
- Hot meals
- Dementia care
WHAT ARE TAPESTRY PLANNING FOR 2018
This year they are looking to raise around £90,000 to create a sensory garden at HOPWA House (to be launched in 2019) and also improve the services on offer in the borough for individual’s living with dementia.
These innovative and unique services will include the establishment of the first sensory rooms for people living with dementia in the borough.
They will also be launching new respite opportunities for carers that offer support and advice, whilst at the same time, provide opportunities for interaction with their peers.
Tapestry is a registered charity (No.1079969).
HOW WE AIM TO HELP
The staff at Pinney Talfourd will be raising money throughout the year with dress down days, quizzes and other events.
We are planning to hold a number of large fundraising events including charity runs throughout the year. You will be able to donate to these events on our Virgin Giving page as they are organised. Every year the firm works with Queens Theatre Hornchurch to host a charity fundraiser, Christmas at the Queens. Half the proceeds of our December 2018 event will be going to Tapestry so please come along and help support this fantastic event.
We will be revealing our plans on our events page as and when they happen.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please also remember that for each client questionnaire returned the firm has committed to donating £1 to Tapestry so please take a moment to return the feedback form.
Alternatively, if you would like to get involved in any of our fundraising campaigns or have any great ideas please get in touch.