Hello all, My name is Bola Afolabi and I am a social worker student. I will be here until May 2021 and my working days are Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. I am super excited to be part of H.A.D because...
What excites you and makes you happy?
HAD are looking for idea, suggestion on how we can support and empower you to achieve your goals.
Do you want to
- Learn a language
- Make new friends
- Gain work skills
- Share your interests with others
- Challenge yourself
- …………………………… (tell us what inspires you)
We here ready to try and help you reach your goals, email [email protected] or call the office
23rd -29th November 2020
We have decided to host our very own volunteer appreciation week. Normally we like to get together to say thank you in person but due to the Covid 19 restrictions this year it has not been possible. We would like to share with you some posts and pictures and thank all our past and present volunteers.
There are not enough words to describe how amazed and grateful we are for the dedication and generosity of all of you who have given their time and support to our charity in a variety of roles over the years.
Clubs, classes and events would not be possible without you the our army of ‘HAD Hero’ Volunteers; none of the work we do would be possible!
From the bottom of our hearts we would like to say we appreciate the support of each and every one of you.
The H.A.D Team ♡
To donate or create your own fundraising page see link below or give us a call for any help you require on 01708 476554
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Be A HAD Hero
Throughout November & December 2020 we will be running our first online fundraising campaign, we would love you to be involved Be a HAD Hero.
Normally we enjoy going out in the community to meet supporters & host lots of fun events from quizzes, raffles, visit schools, BBQs and organising family day outs all with the aim to raise funds for the future of Havering Association for People with Disabilities.
This year has been a strange year for us all and following Government Guidelines cancelled all our fundraising events. We have still been amazed by the generosity of the community for thinking of Havering Association for People with Disabilities during these unprecedented times. Jacob, Ollie & Darcie ran 30 km and raised nearly £900 for us back in June. Sam climbed the equivalent of Ben Nevis 4413f t all to raise donations for H.A.D. The wonderful Harold Hill knitting ladies knitted their way to raise us over £1000.
During November & December we are hoping to meet more HAD Heroes do you fancy taking on a challenge of your own and raise money for a wonderful local charity?
If you are interested please drop us an email [email protected] we would love to hear all about your journey. Created and share your own fundraiser page (we are here if you would like any helps)
How can you get involved?
- Share our posts to friends and family
- Invite your friends to like our page
- Create your own challenge
Most importantly we would love our clients to be involved as much as possible from video clips talking briefly about HAD to sharing your amazing talents.
To donate or create your own fundraising page see link or give us a call for any help you require. 01708 476554
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The team have been working hard in the background to ensure we are ready to open when its safe to do so, we are excited that in August will be trailing small sessions in our garden and we will...
Fundraise for H.A.D.
These have been crazy times and the team at H.A.D. have been impressed and grateful for the support we have received from clients, the community and volunteers. We have been working hard to check in our clients well being and help deliver essential items including medicine and shopping. We have also taken joy in delivering non essential items including colouring books, pens, pencils, bingo sheets for a virtual bingo games, puzzles and books. Whilst our face to face services have stopped for the moment we hosting virtual IT sessions, group calls, telephone advice, created a new phone buddy project.
We are excited to open our doors to our clients as soon as its safety to do so, and look forward to seeing everyone.
Unfortunately we had to cancel all our fundraising events to date (we had loads of exciting plans) so we thought we’d invite the community to support our cause as we know many of you love a challenge & be a HADHero.
If you fancy doing a challenging or making a donation to H.A.D. check out this link
#HADHero #HaveringCharity #ThankfulThursday #Fundraising
We had hoped that today following the PM’s speech we would be able to make some plans for opening. As always we are lead by Government & NHS guidelines and with our clients, staff and volunteers safety as the number one priority for now we will not be commencing any face to face services here in the centre.
Rest assured that we are working here in the back ground to ensure when the time is right we are ready to open and the best way to do it ensuring everyone’s safety. The garden is still being looked after and looks beautiful, the building is being maintained and deep cleaned, and the staff are busy as always thinking of ideas and working hard running the organisation. We will be ready.
In the meantime we are here to take you calls so please do get in touch we love hearing how you are doing.
Also if you have any ideas or projects about how we could support you with in the next few months please do get in touch.
One idea we are going to trial is phone buddies where you are matched up with someone to check in on each other and share the journey with good times & bad. If you are interested in being involved email call or email [email protected]
You have all been incredible so far and we have been amazed by your positivity in challenging times and proud of the support you provide each other and also for caring about us the staff team.
Clare, Cheryl, Denise & Vikki