Charity Support Program
The CandleCalm Charity Support Program was a program which was created during the business planning phase of CandleCalm however, the spirit of supporting charities and those who need help existed within our family a long time before CandleCalm was born.
From participating in outrageous and crazy sporting events, simply donating or sponsoring online, travelling off the beaten track to reach people in need of food, clean water, clothing etc, we've always tried to help those who need it most.
The CandleCalm Charity Support Program has been designed to do just that.
We dedicate our charitable efforts to 2 amazing charities.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK
Marlow Refugee Action
Please read on to find out more about these efforts.
As parents of a child diagnosed and suffering with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and beginning to feel the additional pressures of this unfortunate situation, it was important to us that we tried to dedicate some support towards helping children like our own daughter Alice.
SMA UK, being very close to our hearts, was the initiating charity for the CandleCalm Charity Support Program.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare, genetically inherited, neuromuscular disease. It affects approximately 1 in every 10,000 births each year and causes muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy).
There are three main types of SMA with differing levels of severity, but they all impact on the ability to sit, stand, walk, eat, breathe and swallow. Those living with SMA, and their families, often need emotional support alongside practical support, such as medical interventions, daily help with simple tasks and specialist equipment
In the UK, the registered charity organisation SMA UK work very hard in order to provide care and support to the SMA community.
SMA UK's mission is to provide accurate information and a wide range of support services, while working to improve access to the best care, services and drug treatments today, and funding research project that could change tomorrow.
You can visit the SMA UK website to find out more, offer support, make a donation or become a fundraiser by clicking the following link: http://smauk.org.uk/
Together, we can all make a change.
*Sales of the Marlow Refugee Action 'Sanctuary' candle only, does not constitute a 50p donation to Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK.
CandleCalm, in conjunction with Marlow Refugee Action are proud to announce the release of the Sanctuary candle.
Available at the following link: https://www.candlecalm.co.uk/products/the-sanctuary-candle, the Sanctuary candle represents a beacon to light a safe way home. A home where the world’s 26 million refugees, around half of them being under 18, can live ordinary, safe lives without fear of war, violence or persecution.
The Sanctuary candle represents light in the face of darkness.
Towards the end of 2015 it became apparent that a crisis was building; refugees escaping from conflict and persecution in the Middle East and elsewhere, were fleeing to an ill-equipped Europe.
The crisis continues today with thousands of refugees stuck at borders, at inhospitable camps, or homeless and living in makeshift shelters, with inadequate food, water, shelter and clothing. If they make it to the UK they continue to be faced with many obstacles in the search for new and safer lives.
Refugees are not just numbers – they are individuals like us. They had homes, careers, and social lives; they have children like ours who played sport and laughed with friends; they had promising futures, hopes and dreams, and they need our help.
Marlow Refugee Action has set out to do just that.
By purchasing a CandleCalm Sanctuary candle, you are donating £5 to Marlow Refugee Action, which will contribute to ongoing projects such as the legal centre in Samos, volunteer efforts in Calais and education for refugee children through the charity’s partnership with Action for Education among many other efforts.
You can check out more about this amazing charity, and how the funds they raise support refugees, by watching the short video below or by clicking this link: https://marlowrefugeeaction.org.uk
Thank you all so much in advance for your support!