Staffordshire University joins forces with Alice Charity to support disadvantaged families

Staffordshire University is joining forces with Alice Charity to support disadvantaged families across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

Alice Charity

Staff at the University have already started making fundraising plans for the charity and aim to raise a significant sum throughout the year through events such as golf days, quiz nights, dress down days and more.

We’re very excited to welcome Alice Charity as our charity of the year for 2022 alongside The Horizon Fund. Both charities are passionate about supporting and raising aspirations of members of our local communities and we look forward to working to transform lives in the region through our fundraising outreach.

Deb Sanderson, Head of Development and Alumni Relations at Staffordshire University

Following a vote by staff, Alice Charity will be the University’s official corporate charity for 2022, with funds raised throughout the year distributed equally between the North Staffordshire charity and The Horizon Fund.

Mother-daughter duo, Steph Talbot and Emily Petts, founded Alice Charity in 2011 in response to the lack of available support for disadvantaged, local families. Today, Alice Charity continues to provide vulnerable families with emotional and practical support, for as long as it is needed, and in 2021 alone helped more than 3,500 families across the region.

The charity also works to encourage and empower local people to volunteer and embrace other opportunities in employment and education. By providing this support, Alice Charity is increasing aspirations and skills that will positively influence and impact families and their community.

Steph Talbot, Chief Executive Officer at Alice Charity said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by the staff at Staffordshire University as their Charity of the Year, and are so excited to start planning how our partnership can expand awareness and support for Alice charity.

“Having the endorsement of Staffordshire University increases our credibility locally and we hope to have several high-profile events over the coming year. We are truly blessed and very excited to work with Staffordshire University to raise funds which enable Alice Charity to continue our essential work across our communities, because not everyone is as fortunate as you. We simply cannot thank them enough for their support.”

The fundraising partnership builds upon existing work between Alice Charity and Staffordshire University, including several student work placements and collaboration as part of larger regional projects such as the Get Talking Hardship project. The partnership also draws on their shared values of improving lives by raising aspirations of local people.

Deb Sanderson, Head of Development and Alumni Relations at Staffordshire University said: “We’re very excited to welcome Alice Charity as our charity of the year for 2022 alongside The Horizon Fund. Both charities are passionate about supporting and raising aspirations of members of our local communities and we look forward to working to transform lives in the region through our fundraising outreach.”

“Staff at the University have already started making fundraising plans for the charity and aim to raise a significant sum throughout the year through events such as golf days, quiz nights, dress down days and more.”

For more information on Alice Charity please visit:
https://alicecharity.com/

For more information on Staffordshire University’s Horizon Fund please visit:
https://giving.staffs.ac.uk/campaigns/horizon-fund#/

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