Run For Chocolate - Charity

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Southampton Charities 


SCRATCH is a local charity set up in October 1999 to help deal with the basic needs of referred individuals and families, living in Southampton and the surrounding area, who are experiencing poverty, hardship, disadvantage or injustice. We seek to do this through the provision of furniture and household items, small electrical appliances, paint to decorate a home, emergency removals and toys and gifts at Christmas. Through this practical assistance we seek to enhance the living conditions of many local people, especially families with young children, with the aim of improving their living conditions, life chances, health and wellbeing.


Ride High is a registered charity that works with some of the most disadvantaged and isolated children in Milton Keynes and aims to transform them into happy, confident young people who are positively engaged in the outside world. All the children at Ride High are referred by childcare professionals (often when other interventions haven’t worked), so we know that we are working with those who need us most. Unlike most programmes, Ride High work with children every week for up-to a year (or longer if necessary) with the aim of effecting lasting change in their attitude, self-confidence and in their life prospects. They do this through a programme of structured learning which includes learning to ride and care for horses, associated clubroom activities and projects, educational visits and trips, volunteering opportunities and work experience placements. The children develop communication and teamwork, social and literacy skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem.



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