Welcome to our last post of 2017. We all wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best for 2018!
Once again, we will not be sending cards to mark the festive season. Instead we’re supporting some very important causes by making charitable donations on behalf of DataSalon’s staff and clients. This year we’re continuing to support our three long-term charities, plus two others in addition: Sightsavers and SeeSaw.
Sightsavers is an international non-governmental organization that works with partners in developing countries to treat and prevent avoidable blindness. Every year Sightsavers support millions of eye examinations to prevent blindness and restore sight. They fund operations for people who need them, and train eye care workers and surgeons. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers arrange for medication to be distributed to prevent blinding diseases. Sightsavers also promote equal opportunities for people with visual impairment and other disabilities.
SeeSaw offer grief support for young children and young people in Oxfordshire, and were suggested by one of our team who walked the Ridgeway to raise money for them this summer. SeeSaw was established in 2000 to meet the needs of bereaved children and young people in Oxfordshire. SeeSaw work with families and children in many ways, including 1-2-1 support and home visits. They also train teachers and other professionals in how best to support bereaved children and young people. Since 2000 Seesaw have supported over 4,300 children, young people and their families.
Our other chosen charities
For several years now we have been supporting Future Hope in India, and Headway Oxfordshire and KEEN closer to home. We are continuing to support these causes, and are moved and inspired by the amazing work they do.