Joanne Dayes, one John Good Group’s Matthew Good Foundation representatives, had the pleasure of personally presenting Downright Special with a cheque for £500 when she visited them on Friday last week.
Downright Special is a charity in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire supporting children with Down syndrome. Managed by a small team of professionally trained volunteers and staff, the charity supports families and professionals in all aspects of the care and education of children with the condition.
Downright Special’s aim is simple:
To build a brighter future for children with Down syndrome, supporting them to achieve their full potential and promoting successful inclusion in all aspects of life.
Joanne knew about Downright Special because they support her cousin, Jessica, who has Down Syndrome. Seeing the impact for herself, Joanne had an insight into their vital work and the difference it makes to the people and families they support. Wanting to help, Joanne applied for a £500 championing grant.
The Foundation’s ‘Championing’ application was created to support local charities. For local charities, small donations can make a huge difference in their ability to serve the community and continue the excellent work they do.
Being able to visit the charity and learn more about their important work also allowed Joanne to learn more about how she might be able to help Downright Special in the future, especially when John Good Group launches employee volunteer days in January 2020.