Supporting the Community
Every year, the Belles nominate one local charity to support over a 12-month period.
We contact the charity's leadership team to understand their immediate needs and how best the Belles can help that organisation. Our work with the charity may involve the Belles hosting fundraising events, or offering their service as needed.
In 2020 we are building on the fundraising success we had in 2019 and are continuing our support of Thame Youth Cafe, with a focus on skills sharing and volunteer hours, rather than direct fundraising.
This year, our fundraising activities will focus on two things, our members and our community food bank. Funds raised through various activities will used to purchase the necessary items requested by the Sharing Life Trust run food banks, as well as asking members to donate to food drives directly.
We will also be using our funds to follow the WI mandate to educate and we will pursue ideas for further outings, activities and opportunities for our members.
About THAME YOUTH CAFE
Thame Youth Café exists for the young people of Thame and the surrounding villages. Set-up a few years ago after seeing a need to provide a hub where young people can gather safely, enjoy a variety of activities, get some refreshments and support. Thame Youth Café is primarily run and supported by volunteers.