We want to support children who, for whatever reason, whether it be poverty, disability or learning difficulties, cannot take up a sport that they love or would benefit from a school activity club.
Our charity is not a sports organisation. We cannot provide sports facilities by ourselves as we are not fully qualified. We will be looking to sponsor youngsters with club fees and sports kit. Any support that we put in place will initially last for 12 months and if individuals want to continue, club fees can be paid again and more kit provided. This will be reviewed annually up until the age of 16.
As Josh was in the surfing industry, we are exploring the possibility of providing activity days at The Wave in Bristol for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). These activity days are not cheap, so if we can help by contributing to the cost of a couple of hours for a group to get in the water with some tuition that would be great. The school that we have in mind will provide the transport and supervision, they will also help with some fund-raising events.
There is nothing worse for a youngster who is a member of a club and his or her family cannot afford to provide them with a proper kit. We want to be able to do that so that the child does not feel different.
We want to ensure that the children who will benefit from our support blend in with their peers by wearing the right kit and not feel the odd one out.
To kick things off, on launch day, 31st Oct 2021,we started a collection for Josh’s birthday with a JustGiving link. Because sport was close to Josh’s his heart we will do a similar collection each year in his name to help fund our Projects.
James was regularly seen running the streets around Cheddar and 5K Park Runs carrying his surfboard in training for his sponsored challenge. Get in contact if you would like to make Phrenix.org your chosen charity to run and raise funds for. We will supply running T shirts.
Our Small Charitable Trust takes small steps as we grow. The money we raise will go towards club fees, sports equipment, sports events and school holiday activity days for individual children in need, whether it be due to poverty, illness or learning difficulties as recommended to us through the Local Authorities. Once the support is in place we want to ensure that we can continue that support for at least the following twelve months and beyond rather than be a single day activity.
If you are doing a fun run or anything for charity and would like to support a small, non-profit, family-run charity that supports disadvantaged individual children you could Do It For Phrenix and use our Just Giving account on your FB pages. You can use the Just giving button and follow the link to sign up.