Here at Niche, we have a longstanding passion for assisting charities and community groups in their efforts to improve the lives of those in our local area and beyond. To ensure that we can help as many charities as possible we have decided to introduce a ‘Charity of the Quarter’.
Our first ‘Charity of the Quarter’ is Shine Bright Support who help children and their families affected by childhood cancer.
Founded by a family who have experience with childhood cancer, trustee Bethan Hooper sadly lost her daughter, Eleri, in 2019 to Osteosarcoma. The family saw the trauma that both Eleri, and the other members of the family were experiencing as they moved through her treatments. Despite there being some psychological support for patients at the hospital, these NHS services are being stretched to their limits. It was becoming increasingly difficult for Eleri to access these services, and even more challenging for her family to access support.
Bethan realised that if she was finding it difficult to access services other families must be facing the same difficulties. The idea to raise money for the families who need it most was born. Bethan, Laura Barber and Julianne Baker joined forces and Shine Bright Support was born.
The charity aims to help families in as many ways as possible, with support for the child, their siblings, parents, and grandparents. Bethan, Julianne and Laura plan to take the charities support services nationwide, with training and educational packages for professionals in the pipeline. Hundreds of families will benefit greatly from any support we can provide.
As part of our 'Charity of the Quarter' initiative, we will be sharing Shine Bright Support’s message on our 32sqm digital billboard which is visible to over 120,000 vehicles per day. In addition, our team will host bake sales, quiz nights and other fun events to raise awareness of the charity.
There are many ways that you can help Shine Bright Support, if you are a keen runner or just looking for a challenge the charity has a few spaces available to run Cardiff Half Marathon on their behalf. There is a £20 registration fee with a minimum fundraising target of £200. There are no standard entries left for Cardiff Half Marathon so this a great way of supporting Shine Bright.
Other ways you can help Shine Bright Support include visiting their online shop or follow their social media pages
Do you have a charity close to your heart that you would like us to feature? Feel free to contact us here.
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