Supporting Hestia in Slough
Osborne has delivered a year-long campaign called ‘Gift, With Love’ for local charity Hestia in Slough.
Hestia is a charity which supports adults and children in crisis, including mental health and complex needs, modern day slavery response and domestic abuse refuge and is also based at Hawker House.
In the last twelve months, staff from Osborne and our partner Slough Borough Council have supported a series of events including; a Mother’s Day appeal, donations for families breaking up for the summer holiday, returning to school packs in September, and most recently a Christmas Present Toy appeal.
We have also helped to transform the lives of many people who are supported by the charity by organising work experience in our offices with the aim of building confidence and getting women to return to the workplace. Recently we helped to move a domestic abuse victim into a new home, with the victim saying: “Thank you Osborne, without your help I couldn’t have done it. The day you helped to move me was my son’s fourth Birthday and it was the best present he had moving into a new and safe home”.
Another initiative we helped with was a Victorian Yuletide event at Windsor Castle. We invited two families we have been supporting throughout the year to watch the changing of the guards, a carol service, and there was also the opportunity for the children to get involved with an art and craft session.
Amy Johns, Corporate Partnership Coordinator:
“Hestia are honoured to have the support from the incredible team at both Osborne and Slough Borough Council to provide vital support to adults and children in the local community. With their generosity, donations and sharing of skills and expertise, our team in Slough can better support our service users in their recovery from trauma. As Hestia celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020 we look forward to working with the contract team for a life beyond crisis”
In the run up to Christmas we launched a toy and voucher drive to donate to victims throughout the festive period. Our people and local businesses across Slough were incredibly generous with gifts being delivered to Hestia who delivered them to their families. Thank you to all of our people and supply chain for helping with the appeal – it has truly changed the lives of a number of families in Slough.