As anyone involved in the charity sector will appreciate, the last 18 months have been exceptionally tough. We’ve not been able to run fundraising events or smaller community gatherings like bake sales and other crucial awareness and income generators. And it’s been a lonely time for many, especially those of us who spent day after day shielding to protect vulnerable loved ones.
Skiggle founder, Christine, was one of those people shielding at home with her 18-year-old son, James – often also separated from her husband and two daughters. Despite these challenges and at many times reaching breaking point, Christine, alongside Helen, has put every last bit of effort into growing the charity. We’re currently in the process of developing new services, which will extend Skiggle’s support to the UK’s disabled people, their families, and carers. Watch this space for more details in the coming months!
Christine works tirelessly to help other disabled families whilst caring for James and is always there to support people when needed. So, we’re absolutely delighted that she’s been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAS) for her Skiggle charity work. The EVAS are the largest business awards – dedicated entirely to women – outside London and are celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2021. The Skiggle family is proud of Christine’s selfless work supporting the UK’s disability community and the daily challenges we face, and we’ll all be cheering her on at the awards ceremony.
As Skiggle’s Charity Development Manager, Helen said:
“We are all broken in some way, but if you stick all the broken parts together (with Christine as the glue), we make an incredibly strong whole!”
Please do take a look at our website and help to support us in any way you can to make sure Christine & the charity are always there when people need us.
For more information about Skiggle, please visit: https://www.skiggle.co.uk.