Turning the Tide, UK
Who we are
Turning the Tide, UK is a small, local charity - Charity Number 1122935. We registered the charity over ten years ago and have been involved with children's and youth work in various settings for nearly 30 years. Currently we arrange TREASURE Weekends Away for families with primary school age children; mainly those of single parents. We offer pastoral support to the families, in between events.
At the moment, because of Covid-19, our residential events are on hold. So we're working doubly hard to keep in touch with all our families and provide the help they need from us at this challenging time.
Your donation will enable us to continue to support these families, through this difficult and uncertain time.
Once the current restrictions can be lifted, we will continue to help needy / single parent families, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to have a holiday, to enjoy a quality weekend away in the countryside. They are invited on a 'pay as you can afford' basis, which leaves us with a significant deficit.
We have to pay for the accommodation and food. Our team is mainly made up of volunteers but we also have two paid staff who organise and lead the weekends.
We have an excellent, long track record working with children and have been arranging these weekends for families since 2012. We have two weekends booked for this year, two more scheduled for 2019 and we're already looking into 2020.
We have lots of good news stories coming out of our events!
One Mum, 'Beth' told us recently, coming on TREASURE last year "changed her life!"
'Annie', a single Mum, told us something similar after coming on her first TREASURE in 2016, ending her text by saying, "It all started with you two inviting us to TREASURE when we were literally alone in the world. I'll never forget your kindness."
There must be many more 'Annies and Beths' out there needing to know they are loved!
We aim to build and strengthen community, particularly through supporting young families and children. Often working with those in significant need, we aim to strengthen family relationships, build confidence and raise self-esteem by arranging residential weekends away with appropriate activities. We also offer pastoral support to the families between these events.