CEO Victoria Robson brings us this month’s Director’s Chair
As I write the sun is shining outside and the first signs of spring are certainly starting to show. There are plenty of new shoots and initiatives happening here at The Door too. In February we were delighted to welcome David Hellens who joins the team as our new Income Generation and Marketing Director. He has got off to a flying start learning all about our systems & processes and especially understanding what it means to be part of our very special Door family. You’ll be hearing from David in future editions of our newsletter so keep your eyes peeled.
February has also been a time of planning and we’ve got some fabulous initiatives lined up for us all to get alongside. A key principle of our youthwork is to join in with young people where they are and Isak who leads our Stonehouse and Stroud youthwork effort has taken this to heart in a big way. He will be attempting a gaming marathon of 20 hours on Saturday 6th March in aid of The Door – you will be able to follow him on the day and make a donation to this crazy yet brilliant sponsored event.
Speaking of crazy events, if like me last year you joined in with our 100k in May, ‘walk, cycle, run’ event, there’s a chance to do it all over again this May. As if 100k wasn’t enough I’m setting a personal target of 150k, why not join me and sign up for this event it’s a great way to get out there, do something for your own well being as well as supporting our charity to continue to support so many in need.
I want to finish by saying how thankful we all are here at The Door; for the incredible support, we have received this past year from so many who see the value and impact of our work. And not just financial support, though we have been blown away at the generosity of the good people in our local communities. But also for your offers of support and prayers – both of which are essential to keeping The Door open, thriving and committed to serving young people and families in need.
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Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.
In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed