Our giveaway finalists 2021!
In May 2021, we opened our £15,000 website giveaway for entries, looking to give back by championing an organisation that is passionate about its community.
We had over 100 amazing entries, each with its own unique backstory so shortlisting the entries to our five finalists was a tough decision for our team.
But after much thought and deliberation, we are pleased to introduce our five finalists, listed below.
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice provides specialist end-of-life, palliative, and respite care for children aged 0-5 with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. They provide 24-hour, one-to-one individualised care for each child. Over and above their necessary medical care, children can access a range of specialist therapies, such as sensory therapy, hydrotherapy, play therapy and music therapy. Zoë’s Place benefits children and families from all over the UK, with hospices in Coventry, Liverpool and Middlesbrough.
Wicked Weather Watch
Wicked Weather Watch inspires primary aged children and their teachers to know about, and take action on, climate change – the most critical issue facing the next generation today. Their work takes place in person, via schools workshops and talks, alongside free online information and resources. Over the past 5 years, they have worked with over 10,000 children and teachers across nearly 200 schools.
Families First Southampton
Families First’s activities are focused on strengthening families and helping them remain together, to promote the best interest of the children. They assist families, particularly fathers and special guardianship carers, signposting and working alongside debt advice, housing education, specialist additional needs workers, children services, probation and other organisations. The charity runs an outreach service, via phone, face to face and email, alongside in-person support groups for dads and their children.
The British Bee Charity
The British Bee Charity is a non-profit organisation promoting the welfare of bees and other pollinators in the UK. They run workshops and charitable events in schools across the UK, such as Bees for Schools (where schools are given beehives, bees, suits and bee-keeping equipment) and Bee Bombs for Schools with the aim of making the world and our environment a better place.
Sports Connections Foundation Children’s Charity
Sports Connections Foundation Children’s Charity uses sport to help and inspire children and young people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable, poverty-stricken or facing life-limiting illnesses. Their services consist of four main programmes: Sporting Wishes – making dreams come true for children facing life-limiting illnesses; Inspire Through Inclusion – developing positive futures for disadvantaged children; Inspire Through Sport International – for children living in poverty, and ProKick Schools Challenge – raising aspirations and building resilience.
Voting is open from 26th May until the 14th June on our website, with the winner announced on Wednesday 16th June. The winner will receive full website design (provided by our expert UX partner Lobo Creative), development, hosting and website support (provided by the Steadfast Collective team).
A big thank you to everybody who took the time to enter our competition.
We look forward to running similar exciting giveaways in the future, so be sure to follow us on social media (Twitter / Instagram), or check back on our website from time to time to find out more about our exciting work.