A local charity that works with young people in the council estates around Putney and Roehampton, Regenerate mentors and supports them to find better lives for themselves and those around them.
What th2 are doing to help …we are working with Regenerate to help design and rebuild a youth centre. We have collaborated with KLC Design School and worked with their students to design this space to include an inspiring catering business set up by the charity for some of the young people to work in.
We are now fundraising to turn this design project into bricks and mortar and will be working with the charity on the centre’s refurbishment during 2016. If you’d like to help us with funding this amazing project find out more here.
An amazing charity that guides young people who have had a different start in life to find their way onto the professional ladder.
Young people are given guidance and support though the difficult process of finding a job and as the charity is supported by an impressive list of top businesses they are also provided with work experience and job opportunities.
What th2 are doing to help…we contribute towards the Spear graduation programme and our team help with “mock” interviews during the training programme.
The team chose this as the good cause they themselves would raise money for. An inspirational charity run to help and support families and in particular, siblings of terminally ill children.
What th2 are doing to help…with some of the team running half marathons and even the London marathon next Spring, together with lots of other fun team events, we are helping to regularly contribute to the Rainbow Trust coffers – we are even emptying out our piggy banks for this one!
Fine Cell Work
An obvious one for a design business ! Fine Cell Work teaches prisoners to stitch and embroider cushions and upholstered items. This not only teaches them a skill for when they re-emerge into the world, but enables them to make some money to help support their families (as all the beautifully stitched items are for sale). The process of learning such a meditative skill is thought to enormously help reduce reoffending and relieve aggression while the prisoners are still confined.
What th2 are doing to help…the easy bit for us is supplying the charity with fabric for the prisoners to use in their projects, as well as using some of their gorgeous pieces in our projects. We have even designed our own th2designs cushion which they have made and which we give to some of our favourite people!
William Wilberforce Trust
As great believers in reusing whatever we can, we searched for a project like WWT who take unwanted furniture – recycling and upcycling items for resale in their shops throughout London, run by and supporting the homeless.
What th2 are doing to help…we offer to take any unwanted pieces of furniture our clients might be throwing out as they upgrade their homes and give them to this inspirational charity.