Digital Charity Token Collector

Our In the Community scheme is currently online!

 

This initiative enables our members to decide how £500 is divided between two worthy local charities each quarter.

 

Simply click on the vote button on your preferred charity below:

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  • Menphys
    78% 254 / 324
  • Charity Link
    21% 70 / 324

Menphys

Menphys is a Leicestershire-based charity dedicated to providing specialist services for children and young people with disabilities, ensuring their families are supported as well.

 

The charity was originally founded as a playgroup for children with disabilities in 1970 by Audrey Smith. Over the next few decades, it expanded its size and range of services to better aid and support those most in need.   The charity has been supporting families across Leicester and Leicestershire for 50 years, and deliver a quality service that values the views and enables the voice of disabled children, young people and their families.  They aim to provide a range of holistic and empowering services so that disabled young people can take part fully in their community and have the same choices, opportunities and experiences as other children.  From clubs and activities to work placement opportunities, Menphys creates an environment where disabled children can develop independence and explore accessible activities which develop their ability rather than focussing what they are unable to do.

 

Menphys supports over 700 families and continues to grow, and has recently added to its range of services a therapeutic sensory room, a reflexology and baby massage area and a holistic therapy room. The charity aims to create a future full of equal choices and opportunities for disabled children, giving everyone an equal voice and a sense of confidence.

 

Charity Link

Charity Link has provided basic needs to vulnerable locals since its inception in 1876. Originally known as the ‘Leicester City Charity Organisation Society’, the charity was set up by local business leaders and compassionate individuals who sought to assist Leicester citizens living in poverty. It has since grown and extended its means of aid and in 2012 changed its name to Charity Link.  Increasing its zone of support from Leicester city into areas of Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, Charity Link now obtains much needed aid for over 5,000 families and vulnerable people a year.

 

Having worked tirelessly over the recent COVID-19 crisis, Charity Link aims to continue to provide support to ensure that local people in need have decent quality of life, including adequate food and clothing, a warm, safe place to sleep and the means to cook a hot meal. It is expecting a further increase in need this year due to the cost of living crisis which means more local families are facing hardship.