As the year draws to a close, Co-Founder Michaela Mir looks back at how the charity has grown.
Standing in the Charity Boutique after our first day supporting the Christmas lights switch-on in Royal Parade, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the last six months of Ada & Albert.
When the idea for the Charity was first born back in 2017, it was sometimes hard to believe that we would ever reach this point. The hard work and effort of the Trustees, the management team and our amazing volunteers has made our first six months truly remarkable and incredibly humbling.
Turning a former Butchers’ Shop into a stylish Charity Boutique and Community Hub that could engage the local community to support vulnerable children in the community was no mean feat, and to date we have already managed to support two very worthwhile projects – the Threshers Day Nursery, and Champions 4 Change.
We are only able to support these projects thanks to our wonderful customers, and the fabulous donations and small businesses who are choosing to use our space for their events and activities. From Gucci to Gap, from Prada to Principles, from yoga to arts and crafts, and everything in between, our Charity Boutique has an ever-changing range of amazing pre-loved finds, with every penny of profit we make going towards helping children within our community.
At a time of year when it is often difficult to think about others, as we all get wrapped up in the chaos of the festive season, I would just like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has helped us to get where are we today.