We are so happy to announce, that at this year’s Social Enterprise Network awards at Liverpool Town Hall, An Hour for Others won the Rising Star of 2015 Award!! We are absolutely over the moon, in a year in our spare time and with a handful of people we have achieved so much in brightening up many lives of disadvantaged people and groups across Liverpool City Region.
We want to grow and have a huge network of people involved helping those less fortunate in Liverpool.
Thank you so much for all the great people who have got what we are about and helped us help others. This award is yours as much as ours.
We are here for good and will grow and be there for the people who suffer on our doorstep, one day it could be us needing this help.
Together As One.
WHO WE ARE – An Hour For Others (AHFO) are a Community Interest Company set up in July 2014 for people to offer their time, skills or resources to brighten up the lives of members of our Community who face the greatest hardships and struggle the most in life.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU – To be involved with us!! Your help is vital to make this work and for us to be able to support the most disadvantaged individuals and groups in Merseyside. Whether that be individuals offering their time and skills, or for businesses it may be offering us staff for projects, corporate sponsorships and materials or services which can be used to help improve lives and living conditions of our targeted groups.
You can help:
1. donation to support us (PayPal: email@example.com), or please click below
2. project funding (please contact us)
3. partnership opportunities
4. volunteering your time (download and fill in our volunteer form HERE)
5. suggesting a new project
Kevin Morland, Founder
It’s been a busy time for An Hour for Others and last week Kevin challenged everyone to give a helping hand to someone less fortunate or well-off than themselves. Already there has been a fantastic reaction in the city and beyond. To give a few examples, our friends at Hub Communications gave up some time and money distributing warm food and drink to the homeless around Bold St. whilst Jason and Conor Morland took their friend Sid, who is blind, out for breakfast and some shopping. It was also wonderful to see that the kindness has spread to Norway where Kenneth Valdersne spent some time with an elderly neighbour and offered his phone number and assistance any time.
It’s been great to see people getting involved and nominating others to do the same, but remember, you don’t need to wait to be nominated, go out and do your Hour for Others and watch the small acts of kindness change our communities.
Seaforth Community Shop
We would also like to thank Lynne Higgins from the Seaforth Community Shop who donated tonnes of bacon, eggs and sausages to An Hour for Others. In turn, we passed them on to the Whitechapel Centre who continuously work to improve the lives of homeless people in our city. On behalf of the Centre we would encourage anyone who sees a rough sleeper on the streets of Liverpool to contact them, as they will be able to help. More info can be found here www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk/
Our most recent and well documented news comes after Liverpool player Mamadou Sakho donated his Hour for Others when he came down to assist with an hours painting and DIY in houses that will go towards helping people at risk of homelessness. We hope that his involvement will raise the profile of this initiative and inspire others to continue doing the same. More info herewww.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/lfc-mamadou-sakho-volunteers-homeless-8637414
Finally we’d like to ask for your support at our fundraising night on 27th February at the Sylvestrian Club, Vauxhall. It is vital to us that we continue to raise money until we can secure sustainable funding. Having already brightened up the lives of hundreds of people, we want to continue to do so for a very long time.
Therefore if you can make the fundraiser, it would mean a lot to us if you would come down. Tickets are £6, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or send your £6 to the same address via paypal and we will post your tickets out to you.
Thank you for your continued support,
An Hour for Others
Come together as ONE
Thanks to all you boss people, we’ve got a PS3 to give away, 3 seaters and 2 seater couches, 2 brand new kids mountain bikes, DVD cabinet, VIP tickets to kids entertainment events 22inch televisions and more!
Please tell us of anywhere or anyone who will benefit from any if these items and we’ll arrange to get them to them as soon as.
‘Looking after each other and the feeling that brings is being rich, not how much paper you can amass in a bank or how big your car is’.
COME TOGETHER AS ONE