Jim's Van is honoured and proud to be continuing its support of Honeypot Children's Charity. We are giving our customers the opportunity to donate any camping gear they have left over after the event. As long as the kit is in good condition, we will hand it over on your behalf. The good people at the Charity will use the kit during children's activities and adventure holidays.
PLEASE ONLY DONATE CAMPING GEAR THAT IS IN GOOD, USEABLE CONDITION
Tents and sleeping bags must be packed away into their original bags, mattresses must be deflated and folded or rolled up, and so on.
Please bring your donated kit to the Jim's Van Collection Area. This is the place where you will have picked up your gear from us at the beginning of the event.
"The Honeypot Children's Charity's vision is for every child to make the most of their one chance at childhood. Since 1996 we have worked with thousands of children from across the UK. Most of our children are young carers who juggle school and growing up whilst performing a surrogate adult role at home. Many care for a chronically or terminally ill loved one, or have a parent with drug, alcohol or mental health problems. Some will have been in a caring role from as young as 5 years old, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
When not at school they might be cooking, washing, cleaning, changing dressings, bathing, or offering emotional support. This leaves little time for their own social and personal development, putting them at high risk of depression, anxiety, poor mental or physical health, social problems, isolation, bullying and absence from school.
We also work with vulnerable children from homes with social, financial or emotional challenges. They are often victims of abuse or neglect and many will be on the Child Protection Register. Like young carers, they are often left to fend for themselves with no opportunity to live a normal childhood. For them, going on a trip to the cinema or to the beach is a rarity. Having a break away from their stressful home environment is virtually unknown.
The children who visit Honeypot are aged 5-12 years and have experienced a variety of challenges in their lives. We offer a programme of long term, consistent support that gives hope and encouragement to these children. This programme includes an annual respite holiday at Honeypot House, up to three Playbus visits a year as well as Christmas and birthday cards and presents.
We give the gift of time and space in an environment where they can do things like ride a bike, learn to swim, go to the beach, or just play freely in the fresh air without the need to worry for the first time. They learn new life skills, build strong friendships and create lasting childhood memories that they can cherish for many years to come."