A Community Effort – Local Businesses and Local Charity

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The Age UK Barnet Secret Postcard Sale – another little preview.

The relationship between local businesses and local charities is a complex one, but they both support each other.  Sometimes the relationships are easy to understand – the estate agents who sponsor primary school fairs for example. Both the schools and the agents benefit from the advertising placards, but the agents also benefit from having good, well-supported schools, because a good school pushes up house prices and therefore the commission the agents can achieve.

The relationship between Age UK Barnet and the businesses which kindly support it is a little less straightforward.  I could tell you that Age UK Barnet’s benefit advice service put £165,000 into the pockets of older people last year, money which is likely to be spent locally, rather than online or in town. I could also tell you that, whilst 14% of older people in Barnet live in poverty, the section of the community with the most available income is the 55-65 age group (who are often caring for their parents, our clients).

Older people both need and support local shops and services, because many are not online, and find transport a problem. A thriving high street is a necessity for them.

But generally the shops and businesses which support Age UK Barnet, like Tally Ho Discount @thfruitandveg or Funky Flowers @lisanthusliz, who helped support the recent fundraising concert that raised £1,600, do it out of kindness. And in return, I would like to express my gratitude to them and to the local businesses who have offered to make postcards for the Secret Postcard Sale.

Planet Jump @planet_jump_dw – supercool animators who donated last year too

http://planetjump.co.uk/home

Insight School of Art @paul_regan – art classes for 6-18 year olds

http://www.insight-art.co.uk/

Maven Design – @mavendesign – websites and branding

http://www.mavendesign.co.uk/

Artists Resource @artistsresource – Art and Craft workshops for children and adults

http://www.artists-resource.co.uk/

Frame Stop @frame_stop – framing

http://frame-stop.co.uk/homepage.html

Ann Froomberg Design – @annfroomberg – hand painted silks scarves and textiles and another second time contributor

http://www.annfroombergdesign.com/

Thank you all for your generosity

If anyone reading this would like to take part, please see more details here

https://juliaoffinchley.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/secret-postcard-sale-2014/

 

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