At ICONIC Street Dance we are committed to giving initally at least 10% of our profits and now 10% of our top line, to causes that bring hope and change to peoples lives. Each term we aim to find a charity that is supporting a cause that is close to our hearts and make a donation at the end of that term.
January – March 2016, we are partnered with NSPCC – the national society for the prevention of cruelty to children – in particular we will donate to the Pramble that was organised by one of our very own mummy’s. The money raised in Northern Ireland for the NSPCC stays in Northern Ireland and I’m sure you can appreciate the important work that they do and the help that they can provide children within our local communities. For more information on the NSPCC visit their website https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
We are honoured to partner with the NSPCC this term and support them in the work that they do.
April – June 2016, we partnered with a fantastic charity called Stand by me. Their aim is to rescue children in crisis all over the world. “We rescue children, then we do whatever it takes to provide the care, love and attention they need to thrive.” I love their vision and their heart behind what they do – together we are supporting them bring life, hope and change to kids that are in desperate need. To find out more about this wonderful charity visit their website: https://www.standby.me
September – December 2016, we partnered with We are Macmillan. We have chosen Macmillan because over the recent months a few of us within ICONIC have had a close family member facing the challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis. I am so pleased to say a few are winning the fight and are over the worst but for some it has not been the case. It is not an easy diagnosis to receive or fight but the support offered by Macmillan is invaluable and I hope you can all appreciate what an honour it is to support such a wonderful charity. You can visit their website for more information https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
January – March 2017, we partnered with DEC – Disasters Emergency Committee. The DEC brings 13 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis. We launch appeals to raise money to help those impacted by disaster, making sure that funds reach those that need them most. Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. Drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. Things are not good in South Sudan and Somalia. In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought. I am sure you have been seen this all on the news and this term I could not think of any other charity to donate to when there is such an urgent need. I hope you can support ICONIC as we try and help in the small way we can by donating to the DEC supporting their efforts to get food, water and medical care to those who need it most at this time. For more information you can visit their website https://www.dec.org.uk/
April – June 2017, we partnered with Vineyard Compassion. They are a local charity working to bring hope back into the lives of those who once had no hope. Vineyard Compassion currently delivers over 702 interventions to individuals and families each month and during 2016 over 290 volunteers were involved in organising and delivering this support. The 19 different projects are overseen and managed by 10 full-time and 3 part-time staff members. These projects include a Foodbank, Clothing Bank, Debt Counselling, Job Club, Supported Volunteering work programme, Life Skills course, Recovery Support Group, Supported Housing, Drop In Centre, Allotment… and more. Check out https://www.vineyardcompassion.co.uk/ for more info.