Local charity Footprints in the Community had a busy month in March, continuing with a series of events to mark their significant milestone of 10 years as a registered charity.
Footprints in the Community supports people living in Redcar and Cleveland to help reduce poverty and isolation and improve health and wellbeing. 2023 is their tenth-anniversary year. During the last decade demand for the charity’s projects, and the number of clients and members it supports, has grown each year. With many people worrying about the increased cost of living, this demand is expected to continue to grow.
At the beginning of the month, staff and volunteers from Footprints were honoured to be invited to meet the Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland, to acknowledge their past decade of supporting the local community. Later in the month, Footprints were delighted to hold a successful Information and Networking Event at the Grangetown United Community Hub.
The event was attended by over 60 individuals, representing approximately 40 different local organisations. The event brought together agencies, charities and other organisations who all work within Redcar and Cleveland, to explore ways in which they can work together to improve people’s lives.
Staff and volunteers from Footprints in the Community gave a number of short presentations throughout the morning about the impact of Footprints’ projects within the community. There were also opportunities for all attendees to share information with each other about their own role and the work of their organisation. The event was a great success, with attendees giving very positive feedback.
Footprints in the Community CEO Ruth Fox said, “Footprints in the Community has been dedicated to reducing poverty and isolation in Redcar and the surrounding area for over ten years. We were delighted to be recognised by the Mayor for our contribution to the local community during this time.”
She continued, “It was our pleasure to be able to share the story of our first ten years with a wider audience by hosting another successful networking event, with representatives from so many local organisations. We hope it will enhance the way we work together to support clients during 2023 and beyond, as we continue to find new ways to support people in the Redcar area.”