Octopus Giving has been working closely with four charity partners, Choir with No Name, FoodCycle, MyBnk and Downright Excellent, since 2017. Over the years, we’ve supported these charities with volunteering, funding and expertise.
We’ve had such a great time working with these four charities, with hundreds of Octopus people volunteering at events, cooking, singing, bucket-shaking, fundraising and helping with IT, marketing and finance. And while we’ll still be supporting them as legacy partners, we’re sad to say we must wish our four charities a fond farewell as partners.
Before we do, it’s time to look back over the past three years with Choir with No Name. Watch the full video to hear all about our partnership and how much of a difference unrestricted giving can make to a charity like Choir with No Name. And check back soon to hear from our other three charities.
Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people across the UK. Getting together for choir rehearsals and workshops gives members the chance to socialise, have fun and build friendships, something many of them wouldn’t be able to do without the choir.
As well as the social aspect, Choir with No Name provides food for every rehearsal, making sure participants have a hot meal as well as a great time. Plus, the charity helps members with difficult tasks they might be facing, from job applications to applying for funding grants, or finding somewhere to live.
Through unrestricted funding, we’ve donated £146,000 to Choir with No Name. This money has given the choir the freedom and security to explore new ways to reach even more marginalised people in the UK. Watch the full video to find out more.