‘Tis the season to give back
At TFT our communities are close to our hearts – this year we’ve been supporting and contributing to 14 local charities across our offices and, nationally, have continued our work for LandAid to help raise awareness and funds to put an end to youth homelessness. This Christmas, as before, we’ve donated to its yearly Christmas Card Alternative instead of buying and sending out Christmas cards.
But there’s always more we can do.
As the evenings close in and the temperatures drop, everybody can help those sleeping rough in some of the toughest conditions of the year. Over the years attending LandAid events, including the annual sleepouts, we’ve gathered three top tips on helping people who may be struggling on the streets:
- Check for signs of hypothermia (shivering, slurred mumbling, slow breathing, confusion, loss of consciousness) and call 999 if you feel they are in need of medical attention.
- Offer to buy them a hot drink/food.
- Report their location to StreetLink (you can download their app) so the charity can connect them to local support services.
2019 has been a busy LandAid year for TFT and we have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in their numerous fundraisers such as the LandAid 10k, Ambassador Challenge, LandAid Day, Steptober, Proptoberfest South West Tag Rugby Tournament and the Christmas Card Alternative, not to mention the 2020 SleepOut Series of which we are sponsoring the Bristol SleepOut on Feb 13 (secure your space here!)
We are proud to continue our involvement offering pro bono advice to LandAid’s national projects, most recently East St Mews, Bristol and Impact Hub, London.
We look forward to a prosperous 2020 working alongside all our partner charities to help them reach their goals and maximise the well-being of those they support.