The Sparkle Appeal has received a £1000 donation after it was among deserving charities nominated by staff at leading conveyancing legal practice Convey Quote, whose clients help to raise thousands of pounds for charity each year by taking part in the Conveyancing Foundation’s Charity Lotto.
The Sparkle Appeal was nominated for help by Convey Quote Managing Director Lloyd Davies after the charity made an appeal for funds as their fundraising has been badly hit by the pandemic.
Sparkle supports children, young people and their families with disabilities and/or developmental difficulties and provides support and leisure activities throughout South Wales through its Serennu Children’s Centre in Newport, Nevill Hall Children’s Centre in Abergavenny and Caerphilly Children’s Centre.
Lloyd Davies said the charity was desperately short of funding because of the COVID pandemic, explaining:
“Their services are more in need than ever across Wales but COVID has drastically affected their fundraising.”
Sparkle spokesperson Natalie Brown said the charity supported over 300 families a week by delivering activities and clubs such as independent living skills, youth clubs, play clubs, swimming sessions, and cooking, whilst also supporting families through specialist counselling, workshops, and information and advice services.
She said “Our guiding principle is to ensure that every child is fully supported to participate in valued childhood experiences and has access to the same range of opportunities, life experiences, activities and services, as any other child.
“We are working hard to support our families at such a tough time but our work is not possible without the help and support of our communities to raise the funds we need to keep our services running. But, as you can imagine, COVID drastically changed the way we are fundraising.”
Convey Quote is one of a growing number of companies raising funds for charity through the Conveyancing Foundation’s Charity Lotto where clients of any legal practice or property company can donate a voluntary £10 at the end of their transaction, giving them a chance to win £500 in a monthly draw.
Lloyd Davies, who is also Chairman of the Conveyancing Foundation, said the Lotto had helped companies raise over £800,000 for their chosen charities over the last decade.
“I am delighted to see some of funds raised by Convey Quote clients going to such deserving charities as The Sparkle Appeal. We are very keen to help others fundraise for their own charities through our Charity Lotto so please do get in touch.”
The Conveyancing Foundation can be contacted for further information on setting up a Charity Lotto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01633 261794.