polkadotfrog & fresh start new beginnings charity offer free lunch and an important message

polkadotfrog is pleased to announce that it will be working together with Ipswich-based charity Fresh Start New Beginnings to launch ‘Food for Thought’ for businesses.

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Patsy from Fresh Start New Beginnings discusses the charity with the team from polkadotfrog

Fresh Start New Beginnings, a charity that supports local children who have suffered sexual abuse, is working together with polkadotfrog offering to visit local businesses providing a free lunch for staff while raising awareness about the work of the charity. The charity currently works with around 200 children across Suffolk and Norfolk, helping them to take away the feelings of blame, of shame and feelings of guilt. It currently has a list of children waiting for a service.

Fundraising manager Patsy Johnson-Cisse, for the charity, said: “Many people are familiar with the Lunch and Learn, popular a few years ago.

“We will come to you with a sponsored lunch for up to 10 to 15 people, providing lunch and refreshments for your team. It is a great way of bringing teams from different departments together. All we ask in return, is that while you are munching away, you relax and listen to our representative talk about Fresh start new beginnings and how we help over 200 children every year to rebuild their futures.”

Jade from polkadotfrog said “No one really wants to admit that a charity like FSNB is needed, however the more you are made aware of their work and how they save lives and rebuild futures, sponsoring lunch in a workplace seemed a good place to start.” Patsy Johnson-Cisse from Fresh Start new beginnings added:

The Ipswich team from polkadotfrog alongside Patsy after their Lunch & Learn session

“We are a positive charity helping children and their families to work towards a more positive future.

Food For Thought, we believe will help us work with local businesses sharing information about the work we do whilst having a lovely lunch.

“The work of the charity is difficult and challenging, but very rewarding when you know you have helped a child start to look forward, start to realise it was not their fault, start to see that they are able to rewrite their future, take control going forward”.

For more information please call Patsy on 01473 705111, visit the charity’s website or email patsy@fsnb.org.uk

Photo credit: Caroline Horne Photography