The Pavers Foundation have donated £3,000 to Wirral-based youth charity The Hive, following a grant application from Anna Hamilton, Product and Creative Copywriter at Pavers, family-owned and-run multi-channel shoe retailer.
The donation will help the Hive increase their disability inclusion support for the whole of 2021, allowing young disabled patrons of the Hive to partake in a range of activities in the state-of-the-art facilities provided at the centre, as well as an alternative ‘Hiveability’ session for those more inclined towards quieter activities.
The Foundation’s employee-led grant application scheme invites colleagues of Pavers from across the entire business to apply for funding for charities and causes close to their heart.
Anna applied to the Foundation for this funding after visiting the Hive on one of their open days in 2019.
The Pavers Foundation was delighted to support this charity as its strong community values align so closely with their own.
Speaking about the charity, Anna who grew up near the facility, said, “I have been following their journey for some time and was overwhelmed on how they pulled together during the pandemic by creating a stable online platform for their patrons, enabling them to continually access support.
The Hive go above and beyond to bring a sense of community in an area with some of the highest levels of deprivation in the UK. In such a difficult time, it has provided an essential lifeline to young people who would otherwise be without the support that is so vitally needed. I’m really grateful for the grant from the Foundation, I know this donation will make a huge difference to the Hive and its young people”.
Dougy Oliver, Hive Youth Zone Inclusion Manager said, “The donation will allow the Hive to reach more young people in their community following the impact of the pandemic.
“We are so grateful to the Pavers Foundation for their very generous donation to support disability inclusion at The Hive. In the short term, until restrictions allow The Hive to be fully open again, the donation from the Foundation means that we now have the funding to reach even more young people.
“For example, the extra resource means we can include an art zoom session each week where young people can take part in online craft and music activity with a team of two youth workers, and additional hours of welfare calls and hamper deliveries can be made to those isolated at home.”
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