We are still looking for storage please! It must be free, clean, dry, secure storage, about the size of the average living room.
We have outgrown the rooms donated by Lakes College West Cumbria. We need storage over the late summer and winter of 2020. We need to be able to access the storage safely to add to or take items away.
Please take a look at our Facebook page – PROMiseit4ward.
‘Promise it 4ward’ is an amazing example of the local community supporting its young people, it’s all about teamwork.
The team includes, the generous communities of West Cumbria, who have donated many exquisite items for young people to choose from. Over 650 outfits in the first 7 weeks of 2020!
Lakes College have provided a drop off facility, storage and support from the catering and hair and beauty departments. The facilities staff have moved and carried items and prepared rooms for the choosing events and the admin team have designed and printed essential paperwork.
Local businesses have made generous donations of items or services, including Ti Amo, Blush Bridal, Andessa, Boots, Asda and Debenhams.
Local charities including Cumbria Youth Alliance and Always Another Way have provided support.
All strands of our children’s workforce have been spreading the word. The volunteer team have covered the social media pages, by day, evenings and weekends. They have collected, sorted, laundered and repaired donations. We have had ongoing support from Cumbria County Council Focus Family Team.
Also, Allerdale libraries staff and facilities staff have organised drop off points, storage, transport and delivery of donated items.
PROMise it 4ward want to thank everyone who has helped the project grow from an idea to a success in such a short time. On behalf of the young people who have chosen items, we offer our immense thanks as we know the generosity of the community has inspired, motivated & empowered them.
Here are a few comments they or their parents and carers have made so far: “I wanted to cry happy tears”; “I felt special & involved”; “The choice was amazing”; “I felt confident & amazing”; “Made me feel pretty & confident”.
Please get in touch if you feel you could offer the storage space we need.