19th January 2022
We are delighted to announce that we have helped six local projects during Covid.
We donated 40 reconditioned laptops and desktops to four projects and raised over £30,000 for two charities. This has enabled charities and community organisations aimed at youth, mental health, disability and wellness to navigate the challenges of Covid.
Ian Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Perspective said: “The communities around our national network of local offices matter a great deal to both our clients and staff. Hence, supporting these amazing initiatives is fundamental to our success, as well as being the right thing to do for the communities and the environment. It’s great that none of our IT kit has gone to landfill because of this initiative.
Our six projects include:
1. Chorley Healey Scout Group, Lancashire
Chorley Healey Scout Group serves one of the most deprived communities in the North West, providing various activities and support to their members.
2. WatchUsGrow, Chorley & Leyland, Lancashire
WatchUsGrow offers help to people living in Chorley and Leyland suffering from issues with substance misuse, mental health, deprivation, isolation and societal marginalisation.
3. Mind and Sole, Alnwick, Northumberland
Mind and Sole encourages people living with mental health issues to get outside and take part in gentle exercise including walking and wild swimming in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside and coastline.
4. Alnwick Support Group, The Compassionate Friends, North Northumberland
After losing her son Dylan aged 33 from accidental drowning in Oxford five years ago, Maggie Pinsent was moved to start a new support group for bereaved parents in her new local area of Northumberland
5. Pathways4All, Newcastle upon Tyne
Perspective has been a close supporter of Pathways4All for many years. As a parent-led charity, it provides play and leisure services for disabled children and young people, supporting them and their families across Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Country Durham, Teesside and Cumbria.
6. The Movement Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire
The Movement Centre provides specialist treatment supporting children living with movement disabilities. It is the only UK provider of Targeted Training therapy which enables children to develop new skills and become far more independent, having a huge impact on their life and those of their family and friends.