We're proud to be supporting the Cornish Centre with this year's Christmas card campaign, helping cats and dogs in need find their forever home in Cornwall.
It's a charity that's very close to our heart - with our very own office companion Rocky coming from their rescue centre a few years ago. We were lucky to be invited along to the centre by their team. It was great to spend some time with Kat, their Fundraising and Supporter Relations Officer, meet some of their gorgeous residents and find out more about the important work that they do. You can find out more about our visit here.
You can also learn more about the charity and the fantastic work they do over on their website.
The Prince’s Trust
The Prince's Trust has a very special place in the history of Whistlefish, as it was a grant from this charity that kickstarted the business nearly 25 years ago, and we've gone from strength to strength since then.
The Trust has helped over 86,000 young people to start their own business – with its Enterprise programme for 18 to 30-year-olds living in the UK to help turn big ideas into a reality. This is exactly the programme that our founder Lyn Thompson used to help turn Whistlefish into a reality nearly 25 years ago, so it's great to see the positive impact of the charity in action.
The charity also provide practical and financial support, developing workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. They work with 11 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. They have helped more than 870,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people The Trust helped last year moved into work, education or training.
There is a wealth of information available about the Trust, how to access the help you may need and all the good work that they do on The Prince's Trust website. Click here to explore this wonderful charity in more detail.
The Clydesdale Horse Society
Formally launched in June 1877, the aim of the society is to maintain the purity of the breed and promote the Clydesdale Horse. The popularity of the breed has continued to grow over the last few years, but the breed is still very much at risk - with only around 250 foals being recorded in the stud book each year. With that in mind, the protection of these horses is more important than ever, with the society working hard to protect the breed and bring together Clydesdale enthusiasts.
If you'd like to find out more about the important work carried out by The Clydesdale Horse Society, you can find out more information on their website.
The Shire Horse Society
The Shire Horse Society has been responsible for over 100 years for the promotion of the Shire horse and the maintenance of the Stud Book.
In more recent years the conservation and development of the breed has become a great priority and the Society actively encourages the breeding and use of Shire horses throughout the country.
In 2012 the Society introduced its ‘Save our Shires’ campaign. Designed to raise awareness, increase public activity and fundraising. By joining the Society, making a donation or a purchase you can help the Society invest in the future of the breed. They can then continue their work in maintaining high breed standards and registering horses.
You can find out more about the work this wonderful organisation do on their website - click here to see more.
We hope you agree we've selected some brilliant organisations to support this year with the proceeds from our Christmas cards. You can do your bit to support these charities by buying some of our fab Christmas cards - see the full range here.
Thank you for your support!