Our regular get togethers for victims of domestic abuse are going from strength to strength. Its possible to feel quite emotional and upset hearing about some of the tough issues that our ladies and gentlemen have encountered. However, focusing on the positive steps forward and enthusiasm to make change is an absolute inspiration. We have seen huge progress, in both inner confidence and also practical strength to move forward and bring about change.
With skills such as interview pointers, public speaking tips, financial planning and CV advice on the agenda we have helped with a more confident approach to job seeking which has been a great favourite for regaining self confidence and financial freedom. Our open discussions with experts in areas as diverse (or linked as the case maybe!) as law, housing, therapy, fitness and health, natural health, finance and teaching have provided hours of thought proving and sometimes painful advice.
People have made friends, and become frustrated, gone 5 steps forward and sometimes 1 step back. But we can honestly say things haven’t stayed the same and the feedback so far is thats a good thing, and means the light is closer to the end of the tunnel.
Its hard to write updates about groups of a private and confidential nature but I just wanted to share, that don’t be scared to reach out in times of darkness. If you are feeling alone in your relationship and spending more times scared and in tears, it could be that something is seriously wrong and this could implicate you and if you have children their future too. Don’t be scared to see if you could benefit by joining our ongoing help to move on from abuse.
It can feel a bit cold and bleak some days during the English winter, especially for those who don’t have much money to heat their homes, or friends and family to take their mind off the weather!
Angel Hands has been working on a new initiative around the country for those who are feeling isolated in their homes. We are working with 3 groups of people.
* Elderly members of society who are not having much interaction and due to financial hardship are becoming more and more isolated and spending a lot of time at home.
* Families who are struggling financially after ill health or serious relationship breakdowns.
* Motivated individuals trying to rebuild (or simply build) their lives and become financially secure, with regular employment and a sense of fulfilment.
We may be small but it doesn’t take much to help someone on the path to fulfil their dreams. Thank you to all the support we have received lately and will be updating more shortly. Please get in touch to find out more and either attend an event, or assist us.
Today, tomorrow and Sunday we are back in Hertfordshire at the Elstree Morrisons doing a can and trolley collection for Angel Boxes. Been a very busy week, lots of items donated from lovely ladies in Bushey. Good trip to Wrexham to help out and also received some help, the same in Crewe and Stafford. Will update all our news shortly but for now if you are in the area please pop by Morriosns today and say hello or help out! We plan to distribute Angel Boxes on Monday so this is the last call for donations!
Have a great day!
Right now here at Angel Hands we are planning and looking forward to our photo shoot next tuesday with the wonderful Otalia of London Family Photography Its sometimes hard to see the wood for the trees when going through difficult times. We are going to go out in one of London’s Royal Parks and create some memories for a lovely lady and her family who have been through a lot lately. I can’t begin to imagine how hard it must be to be a mother suffering from the later stages of cancer, I can only reach and offer to try create some happy moments with those loved ones and record them, so Angel Hands want to help this family do just that!
Thankts to Oalia and all the other wonderful companies who are helping us create Angel Boxes to make a difference when life can seem quite dark and troublesome.
Sometimes we sense that things are going to be okay when its all going wrong. Other times its nice to have a helping hand. Today an ‘emergency’ Angel Box was dropped off to give some light to a family in the Queensbury area. An Emotional response to the delivery made me feel it was the right time and choice. I hope that through Angel Hands we can give not just practical help but hope to people in their darkest and most challenging times.
So when things go wrong in life, its so easy to let your diet go out of the window. When I say diet, I don’t mean a weight loss program! I mean nutritious healthy meals and snacks. Lack of money and stress can make people turn to junk food, coffee, alcohol, or just not eating! Here at Angel Hands we are grateful to the lovely folk at 9 bar for their wonderful donation of 250 bars to include in our Christmas Angel Boxes. We know just how important healthy eating is, but when it tastes as good as a 9 bar it makes it so much easier.
Really grateful for the donation and hope that everyone enjoys their boxes and whether its on route to hospital visits or simply a snack at home or work, am sure it will make the world of different.
I approached 9 bar as they are one of my favourite snacks so am so proud to list them on our website and have Angel Hands affiliated with such a yummy brand!
Marion is a true Community Champion! We mentioned a request we had to her about a family with a severely allergic child whose condition has just stabilised. Despite a full schedule of in store tasks she managed to fulfil our request for a vacuum cleaner. We will be passing it on in an Angel Box with some extra surprises very soon.
What a brill example of community care from Tesco Borehamwood and Marion herself. We are so appreciative that you took the time to listen and help!
Can’t wait to pass on this particular package.
Also grateful for the extra items to go towards the Christmas Angel Box appeal. Exciting times.
Big thank you to Dr Stuarts today. We have a selection of their lovely teas winding their way here to join the other goodies to go into the Christmas Angel Boxes. When times are hard and you feel alone and nothing is going your way, a cup of tea is always a good idea! Especially when filled with amazing herbs and ingredients blended to perfection. Dr Stuarts tea’s are incredible and cure a whole host of bodily problems. Check out their range at Dr Stuarts site I really do believe in them thats why I asked them to join our boxes! Healthy living can make things become much better.
A massive thank you to the lovely Bear team. Today we received one hundred lovely healthy Yo Yo’s made from a roll of pure fruit, for our children’s Christmas Angel Boxes. We here at Angel Hands know how vital healthy eating is but also how expensive it can be. Its so important to include healthy yummy treats in our Angel boxes. So looking forward to distributing our Boxes to the unsuspecting children who so deserve them.
Yesterday Rachel from Angel Hands visited Hospital to spend some time with a patient who is suffering with what has been diagnosed as stage 3 cancer. She is only 36 and has 3 daughters and is a single mum. We hope to complete a special Angel Box for her and her daughters before Christmas, and also continue to offer any moral and practical support we can. Thank you to all our supporters and well wishers. Her strength and smile was incredible. What a wonderful lady its our pleasure to have been introduced.