Charities we are Proud to support

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HOSPICE

Abigail Slater, a close friend to the Fresh Air Family business tragically lost her sister Lauren to cancer at 29 years old.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity is committed to providing comprehensive and high-quality care for local people with life-limiting illness wherever and whenever they need it. They support their loved ones and carers through the toughest of times. They help families make the most of every day they have together.

We have donated £500 to the Florence Nightingale Hospice who helped care for Lauren in her final days. Abigail works tirelessly to help raise money for the hospice.

“Thank you so much for your generous donation and ongoing support. You have such a lovely family business and are always happy to help. I appreciate you all massively. This donation will help the hospice fund the vital work they do. They must raise £1 million a year to keep the level of care standards high and help lots of families like ours.” – Abigail Slater.

https://fnhospice.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Research UK
Oscar Hatton

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£500 Donation made to Oscar Hatton who took place in the on Ironman 70.3 in Durban, South Africa raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Oscar Hatton:
“June 2nd @mufti_richardson and Oscar Hatton will be taking on Ironman 70.3 in Durban, South Africa. We are racing in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK with an aim of raising £2,000. The race begins with a 1.9km open water swim into a 90k bike and then a 21km run. Alzheimer’s Research UK is a leading charity within the UK, with a focus for finding a cure. Alzheimer’s is a disease that hits close to home for myself and mufti with both of our grandparents suffering from the disease. A cure would help change millions of lives as well as hugely excelling the development of other cures and medicines. This race is an opportunity to raise money and do our bit to help fund the people who are able to make these changes! Our target this year is to raise £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and Fresh Air’s incredibly generous donation has meant we have exceeded this!”

https://www.gofundme.com/f/durban-ironman-703-alzheimer-research?utm_campaign=p_cp+fundraiser-sidebar&utm_content=icons_only_var_c&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

Far From Animal Sanctuary

A very personal donation…Frankie, our Marketing Manager visited Far From holiday retreat in The Brecon Beacons. Upon booking her trip she knew she was staying on an animal sanctuary, but little did she know how big of a mark this place would leave on her.

At Far From, everything they do is centred around taking care of their wonderful group of rescue animals. All their proceeds from the holiday lets goes into making sure that these animals are properly looked after. They focus on animals that are unable to be re-homed or working animals in need of retirement, all who live out their days in peace and tranquillity alongside us in the beautiful Brecon Beacons.

From Barnaby the Gypsy Stallion and Benjamin the old Irish draft horse, to Phylis and Flow the beautiful and highly intelligent donkeys, to Mabel the sheep and Mama and Papa Meagles the wonderful pigs, all animals are welcome at the Far From Animal Sanctuary.

Frankie spent a morning with the animals at the retreat, where Felicity who runs Far From shows you around the sanctuary and tells you each animal’s story. Let’s just say lots of tears were shed and Frankie knew she had to help.

Felicity and her partner Dave work tirelessly every day, from dawn to dusk, to care for the many rescued animals that are lucky enough to call Far From their forever home. Fresh Air has donated £2500 which will fund ‘Poppet’s Paddock’. This is a sand field where the animals that are unable to graze on normal grass will finally be able to have their very own outdoor space. This means that Far From will be the perfect place for miniature horses, miniature donkeys and Shetland Pony rescues.

For more information about Far From and the beautiful accommodations they have to offer please visit https://farfrom.uk

Two Oaks Pony Sanctuary

Fresh Air has proudly donated £3500 to the Two Oaks Pony Sanctuary.

 

Two Oaks Pony Sanctuary is an animal rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

They are a non-government funded organisation, so they must work extremely hard to raise funds to provide the care and happy environment for their much-loved animals.

They opened their doors in 2006 and have rescued many animals, including horses and ponies, pigs, goats, chickens & more! All donations help to keep Two Oaks open & provide a vital safe place for all animals.  

Carol from Two Oaks said “Thank you so much to Lee from Fresh Air for your generous donation. With your help we have been able to completely replace our hay and straw barns, which had rotting timbers and lots of leaks, and was slowly falling. We have also been able to purchase extra box profile roofing panels to re-roof our feed room and cat sleeping area. I cannot thank you enough!’’

To find out how you could help them, please follow the link below.

https://twooaksponysanctuary.wixsite.com/twooaks

Emma’s Adventure

Fresh Air donates 200 T-Shirts to ‘Emma’s Adventures’

Our good friend Tom Lenthall, who is a Jaguar specialist is raising money for Emma’s Adventures.

Emma was a larger-than-life character, the life and soul of the party and would light up a room.

Emma was sadly diagnosed with cancer in September last year and after a very short battle, just 36 days, she left this world far too soon and left all those she knew heart broken.

To help support the family, Tom decided he had to do something to help. He has been building a 1970s XJC Restomod which through their Tom Lenthall Ltd social media and YouTube channel has gained interest.

He decided it would be great idea to name the car Emma, in her memory, and sell the car at the NEC Classic Motor Show in November and donate all profits to the RNLI.

Tom took Emma, the XJC on a day out to Shedfest. When Lee Craze, the owner of Fresh Air heard about Emma’s story, he donated 200 T-Shirts to be sold on the day. These raised a fantastic £2915. All monies will be donated to the RNLI who were a charity very close to Emma’s heart. Emma loved every drop of the ocean and those closest to her want her legacy to allow everyone to enjoy the ocean too, knowing that they’re in super safe hands if they get somewhat swept away in the adventure!

https://justgiving.com/page/claire-wales-1700764967178

Instagram – @Emmasadventures71 & @tomlenthall.ltd

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INJURED JOCKEYS FUND

Fresh Air have donated £2,000 to The Injured Jockeys Fund.

Lee, the owner of Fresh Air and his daughters who assist in running the business are massively passionate about horses and horse racing. When they are not printing T-Shirts, they are visiting their horses. 

However, as we know the racing industry is full of highs and lows and it is in those difficult down periods where the Injured Jockey Fund comes in to provide much needed support to jockeys who are injured, unable to ride or who are simply in need.

The Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) was founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers. Since then, the Fund has helped thousands of jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £22m in grants and charitable expenditure of £75m. The Fund has annual running costs of circa £5m.

We are pleased we have been able to donate to such a fantastic charity.

Food Bank Aid

Fresh Air have proudly donated 200 T-Shirts to the volunteers at Food Bank Aid, who are our local food bank here in North London. The Food Bank Aid distribute food, toiletries, and household goods to 32 food banks across north London and Herts from Watford to Tottenham and everywhere in-between. They support food banks in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Herts and Islington which, in turn, help approximately 20,000 people including 5000 children every week. They are a community-led charity which supports all denominations and demographics.

Fresh Air are delighted to have donated t-shirts to such a fantastic cause.

For all general enquiries and  volunteering information about the Food Bank Aid:

E-mail: info@foodbankaid.org.uk

Stand up on Everest

SAVE THE CHILDREN

Why is dementia important? –Dementia is not ‘something old people just get’. Dementias are brain diseases that kill people. Early stage dementia may see one forgetting their glasses. In late stages, the brain may forget to tell the body to breathe.

In the UK 1 in 3 people will develop the disease, (similar stats to cancer).

Last year, cancer received more than $5.3 Billion in funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). In comparison, Alzheimer’s only received $562 million.

We intend to provide a purpose built cafe that accommodates everyone.

The cafe will be free to use and non-profit. Any donations will go to maintaining the Dementia Café/research into dementia.

We support healthy tasty food and beverage options & cruelty free, so we’ll be going dairy free whilst still bringing the best beverages and snacks to the Dementia Cafe TLS.

The cafe is for those with dementia and their friends and families to use as well as other locals who would like to be involved in this community based project.

As a company we were more than happy to donate a few t-shirts to support the good work of Dementia Café.

Stand up on Everest

SAVE THE CHILDREN

On 15th April 2016 Mount Everest Base Camp will play host to “Stand up on Everest” at 5365m above sea level.

Comedians Wayne Deakin, Tom Wrigglesworth, Martin Mor and Mickey D are joined by up to fifty eager fans on a gruelling nine day trek high into the Nepal Himalaya. At Base Camp they will perform on a purpose built stage to their fellow trekkers and any climbers awaiting their turn to summit the World’s highest mountain.

This is designed as a TV documentary, The Production Company has been outsourced to One Tribe TV and have the job of getting this project commissioned.

The nominated Charity for Stand Up On Everest is In Aid of Save The Children. The theme for Stand Up on Everest is providing children a better start in life. Save the Children are established in Nepal with many projects already helping children in Nepal.

 Fresh Air are delighted to have donated t-shirts to such a fantastic cause.

 For more information please contact jeremy@standuponeverest.co.uk

Maasai Tribe

RIFT VALLEY

David Craze (Lee our Directors Brother) went to Kenya to live with a Maasai tribe in the Rift Valley to see first hand the charity work that his friend Jason Ingamells of Woodland Ways has done. David has said it was a humbling and amazing experience that has changed his perspective about many things in life.

Five years ago Jason became aware of the plight of the Maasai tribes people and managed to raise enough money (some of it his own) to build a small school house and employ one teacher to educate ten children. Five years on he has managed to raise enough to build a larger schoolhouse with four classrooms a teachers office, toilets and a water supply, and employs three full time teachers who now educate 67 children up to school year 7 they who also receive one good meal per day.

Jason raises funds to support the education program by once a year taking a small group of people to the Maasia village during this trip they immerse themselves into traditional Maasia life and culture. He also brings the Oloip Maasai Dancers www.oloipmaasai.org to the UK to perform at events and schools. This raises further funds and awareness of the challenges they face.

Jason has now registered the charity, Woodland Ways Bushcrat Foundation www.bushcraftfoundation.org.uk . As this is a small charity with a current focus on one community we can absolutely guarantee that 100% of the money raised is spent directly on those who need it the most.

Fresh Air gave David T-Shirts to take with him and as you can imagine were received with so much thanks. Fresh Air has also donated £1000 which goes a long way Kenya and we will also continue to supply T-Shirts going forward

JAMES AHERN FOUNDATION

ENABLING THE PURSUIT OF PASSION

The James Ahern Foundation was established in September 2014, in memory of James who died tragically in a car accident in North London only a few weeks earlier. He was 22.

In the days and weeks after his death, what became clear to those close to him was the enormous impact that he had had on friends and family, even on strangers. Whatever he did, he pursued with passion: work, music, sport (mostly as a spectator!), and travel.

As a lasting legacy of his life then, his parents decided to channel the support and energy of those close to him into a foundation with a simple aim: to support young people who are struggling to achieve their goals, whatever they might be. A particular emphasis will be on supporting young people with mental health or addiction issues. The key though is passion, because whatever James did in his short live, he was not short of this!

 Maria (James’s mother ) decided it was about time they put some merchandise together so contacted Fresh Air to get the ball rolling. Fresh Air donated the tote bags FOC and look forward to working closely with the foundation in the future.

NICK ALEXANDER

The below t-shirt was launched in honour of the victims of the appalling events in Paris that fateful Friday night, and in particular to pay tribute to Nick Alexander who was a friend of Fresh Airs.

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