Beyond limits has helped a number of people over the last 12 months in a variety of way, some were planned and others have been developed based on actual service user need. 227 adults and 735 children have been helped by our provision of food hampers.
As of the beginning of January 2017 Beyond Limits have provided food for those in the area who are homeless. From the beginning of January until the end of March 2017 food for 845 meals has been distributed to those who are currently homeless and living on the streets.
Beyond limits have discovered that service users are often found to have other needs to the one they may initially present with. Some beneficiaries need more than just food, particularly where they have been struggling for a prolonged period. To combat this, need our beneficiaries have also been given a household back which contains all the essential items needed to keep them, their family and their home clean and hygienic. A small number of families have also needed help with essential items for a new baby. 181 people have been offered a household pack in the past 12 months and a further 4 families have received a baby pack. Beyond limits also distributed 10 free clothes packs.
The charity has begun to hold sessions at the farm to encourage service users and volunteers to take up new hobbies. As money is tight for most of our service users these sessions are all free of charge with everything provided. 15 adults & 7 children have taken part in craft classes and they were appreciated and welcomed by those taking part.
Isolation is common in those who live in poverty and we try to encourage service users to get involved in any activities they think they might enjoy. Beneficiaries have told us that their mental health has improved since accessing Beyond Limits and the Founder has already received from a local GP practice wanting to know more about the Charity due to patients reporting substantial improvement in their health.
Beyond Limits also offered a free pamper session to beneficiaries who were in need of a little bit of special care and attention after going through a hard time recently. In total 13 people were given this special treat and all thoroughly the experience. Four Beauty Therapist gave up their time for free on the day and we would like to thank them for their time.
In the run-up to Valentine’s Day 2017, Beyond Limits notified its followers on Facebook that they were offering a Valentine’s Day treat is for one very special couple that has gone through some really tough times. The lucky couple were greeted and shown to their seats where they enjoyed a four-course meal and drinks of their choice. The couple went home with a gift to remind them of their evening together. Followers were asked to inbox if they would like to be considered and the Charity Founder chose a winner.
Another special event offered by the charity was a special Afternoon Tea and four lucky service users were treated like VIPs when they attended to take their tea.
The charity believes that all people should feel cherished and cared for during their lives and if the charity can achieve this from time to time then they should do so. Special treats like this are not possible for the people who use our service and so being able to make someone feel special and valued can have a lasting effect on their lives as they feel more positive about what life has to offer them.