“Small charities like Skiggle who provide such unique and vital services are the ones who really need as much support as possible; whether that’s through one-off donations, taking part in fundraising activities or helping with pro bono work.
“When we were first introduced to Skiggle, we really bought into the whole concept and could instantly see how valuable its services could be, particularly among many of our contacts in the hospitality and tourism industry. We want to educate the industry about Skiggle as this little charity could quite honestly be the difference between the making and the breaking of a holiday as it can signpost people in the right direction for help and support when they are away from their more familiar surroundings.
“With many years’ experience of disability in our family, Skiggle is also a charity dear to our hearts as we’ve seen first-hand how the SOS alert service can save the day. And to a greater extent, just having knowledge the charity exists and what it does, can give disabled people and their families peace of mind, reassurance, and confidence to be able to live their lives the way we all want, and deserve to be able to.
“We’re in the fortunate position where we can really understand the issues faced on a daily - actually hourly basis, by people with disabilities and their families, friends, and carers.
“We get it.
“We’ve seen it.
“The impact these issues can then have on their lives, and health and wellbeing can be distressing for everyone involved. Take the issue of nationwide shortages of disability products and equipment as one example. Society at large may not be quite as aware of how these shortages can cause problems, but we understand the extra level and degree of special needs that people who need that equipment have. Without some equipment it literally can be life and death. It’s not a given that the NHS is able to supply it all – far from it – but the Skiggle marketplace or SOS alert service could be a lifesaver.
“It’s for this reason, we will never just ‘step in, help out, and walk away.’ People Junction’s involvement with Skiggle is a long-term partnership where we’re committed to doing whatever we can to encourage the continued growth of the charity. Whether that’s through community fundraising efforts or being there to provide voluntary ongoing business support and advice.
“Skiggle is a small charity that really has the potential and drive to punch above its weight and we’re privileged to play our part in making that happen.”