Your Christmas gift
Your donation will help fund our life-changing centres and reach more people like Essie.
Give someone like Essie a reason to celebrate this Christmas.
Christmas Appeal 2019
£10 could help buy seeds and plants for our gardening sessions and allow people to learn new skills, get outdoors and stay active.
£15 could help pay for minibuses and drivers to enable people to be part of their local community.
£20 could help us put on parties, carol concerts and other festive entertainment for people who might otherwise be alone at Christmas.
Essie has often spent Christmas all alone, just flicking through the TV channels and wishing the hours away. Until a few years ago, she had a busy job as a carer and would get out and meet people.
But then, she developed diabetes and arthritis, forcing her to retire, spend more time at home and lose the everyday social interaction she loved.
‘Randall Close saved my life. It’s like another home. When I go to bed at night, I can’t wait for morning, so I can come back’ – Essie.
Thankfully, that changed when Essie come to Randall Close, a Leonard Cheshire centre. She was on a six-week exercise programme to help with her movement and mobility.
We could tell she was lonely and needed emotional, as well as physical support, so arranged for her to keep coming. These days her visits are the highlight of her week, giving her something to look forward to and a real sense of purpose.
With us she can be sure of a warm welcome, a chat with her friends and a busy schedule of activities to join in with.
So please make a gift of support in this season of goodwill – and give people like Essie a very special reason to celebrate this Christmas.
Christmas Appeal 2019
Who are Leonard Cheshire?
We are a UK charity supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.
What do we do?
We work across the UK delivering care services and programmes. We have volunteering opportunities and events you can get involved in too. We also deliver programmes internationally around work, education and youth advocacy.
Why your donation matters?
Your gift could help us buy seeds and plants for our gardening sessions, allowing people to get outdoors and stay active. It could help provide minibuses and drivers, giving people the opportunity to get involved with their local community. And it could help put on parties, carol concerts and other festive entertainment for people who might otherwise be alone this Christmas.