Andy from Lemon Locksmith found out about Little Hiccups by chance. But once he did, he was inspired to help out.
“”I believe it is important to help small charities as often as possible. Many people believe that only big companies can donate to charity, however smaller companies like myself can also, even if just a small amount.“
Andy goes on to say, “I have 2 small children myself who have been deprived of going to soft play centres for nearly the last 2 years due to lockdown. So I understand how enjoyable this kind of play can be for children, especially now. It’s good to know that the Little Hiccups charity provide the Stay and Play sessions for children who are no doubt happy to make the most of it after been stuck inside for so long! My aim is to raise at least £300 however as much as possible is great.”
Stay n Play has increased in popularity since lockdown. Families have continued to grow during Covid but we have found that access to traditional resources have been harder with waiting lists increasing exponentially. Consequently, people are turning to charities like Little Hiccups for support. We have many new families where children have been born and/or diagnosed in the last couple of years and who have been unable to find the support and information that they need. At Little Hiccups Stay n Play, their little ones have a safe place to explore, but the parents can also meet other families in similar circumstances. Due to popular demand, Little Hiccups are in the process of looking at opening a second Stay n Play session. Andy’s donation will go a long way to funding this.
Andy’s plan is to donate any proceedings he makes from night time lockouts over a period of 2 weeks and he has set up a Give As You Live page for people to donate to. At the time of writing, this had already made £100! It is unfortunate that people are getting locked out of their homes, but we are very grateful to Andy and the individuals who are donating.
They offer a comprehensive range of Leeds locksmith services including emergency lockouts of homes, business and vehicles. They specialise in burglary prevention and repair should the worst have happened and they can also provide security upgrades such as Anti Snap cylinder locks or upgrades to British Standard 3621.
They are not an agency or national company and pride ourselves on providing a personal and professional locksmith service with 100% customer satisfaction.
If you work for a company that may be able to help Little Hiccups out as well and you have been inspired, then find out how you can get involved.
Little Hiccups has some ideas for corporate fundraising if your office fancies a go:
- Dress Down Day. This one works best if your office has a strict dress code and people would love to be more casual for a day. Ask everyone who dresses down to give a small donation, all of which can go straight to Little Hiccups.
- Guess The Sweets. Fill a jar with sweets and ask your colleagues to guess how many sweets are in the jar. Charge a small fee to enter and give the jar of sweets to whoever guesses the closest number.
- Charity Birthdays. If your office is really getting into the fundraising spirit, you could consider swapping birthday celebrations for a charitable donation. So instead of buying cake and a card, donate some money to Little Hiccups in honour of the birthday person.
- Swear Jar. Set up a swear jar in the office and any time somebody curses, they need to make a donation. If you’re not an office full of potty-mouths, you could set up a Buzzword Jar instead. Colleagues would need to pay up when they use some of the well-known buzzwords in your corporation.