Mandale Group are proud patrons of the Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, the charity was set up by Teessiders to help Teessiders. The North East has a high level of poverty and unfortunately sadly on a daily basis people are left deprived of food, clothing and home comforts that many of us take for granted.
Many of those that find themselves in this position are children and are unable to get themselves out of it until much older if at all.
Mandale Homes recently visited a luncheon club for children during the school holidays supported by the Philanthropic Foundation which ensured the children each got a meal, for many of them this is the only meal they will have received that day.
We wanted to support the charity by helping fund further work that will go to projects just like the lunch club. As it was the saddening sight of hunger in children that sparked this we thought it would be apt to put ourselves in their position for just one day and do a 24 hour fast. The one basic rule for everyone participating is – only water can pass our lips for 24 hours!
Barclays Bank, amazingly and kindly said they would support us by pledging to match fund any sponsorship raised up to the sum of £1,000. (We raise £1,000 and Barclays pledge £1,000 also!).
The fast started on the 28th September and ended on the 29th, aptly named the fast ‘Hungry for Home’ it is no different to what many children in Teesside face on a daily basis.
With support from Barclays, our business friends and our nearest and dearest we raised a total of £3,500!
Mandy Shields, Event Manager from the Charity said “WOW!! Massive well done to all at Mandale”