May 2022

STF NEW PARTNERS UPDATE APRIL

It’s been another fantastic and rewarding month here at the Foundation, and we cannot thank our Partners enough for the continued support they have shown. This enables us to deliver our Counselling and Addiction support services, as well as helping people on a group and individual level via our own initiatives, as well as the help we receive from partners.

We are therefore delighted to announce that we have gained 2 more partners in the last month to add to our Foundation Partner stable.

Bates Office Limited

Bates are committed to providing Business Supplies and Services to your company.  Their partnership approach provides you with advice and support on ways to reduce your costs and work more productively. More interestingly, they pride themselves in their sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives which is part of their heritage.

This Partnership presents an exciting opportunity for the Foundation moving forward, as a percentage of any client’s overall company spend with Bates, will potentially go directly to The Standing Tall Foundation as part of their Social Corporate Responsibility.

You can read more about this in the full story HERE.

Allisons

Allisons, are independent Financial Planners and Mortgage Specialists. Based in St. Helens, Allisons was set up in 2004 by Founder and CEO Allie Baglow. It has since gone from strength to strength, which was acknowledged by Allie winning Entrepreneur of the year at the 2021 St. Helens Borough Business Awards.

You can read the full story about the Partnership HERE.

We are delighted to have you all on board and looking forward to working together from now on!

If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Partner, please contact our CEO and Co-Founder John Tabern.

john@thestandingtallfoundation.org.uk

You can find out more about our current partners HERE

ALLISONS JOINS THE STF PARTNER FAMILY

It’s been a busy and productive month here at STF, and we are very grateful for the support we have received from local businesses. 

One of these, and the latest partner to join the Standing Tall Foundation stable, is Allisons Financial. Based in St. Helens, Allisons was set up in 2004 by Founder and CEO Allie Baglow. It has since gone from strength to strength, which was acknowledged by Allie winning Entrepreneur of the year at the 2021 St. Helens Borough Business Awards.

Allisons pride themselves on their key core values and over the years, have built a reputation on providing impartial honest advice. They specialise in helping you manage your money and navigate the many options which can prove to be very stressful for people.

Allie Baglow, Founder & CEO says:

“Allisons is proud to be supporting the Standing Tall Foundation. At Allisons, we care about our clients’ future and love being able to help them navigate through the financial maze, working together in a partnership.  Supporting this local charity will enable us to offer our services to more people and support the wider community.”

We welcome Allie and the team to the Foundation and thank them for their support. We look forward to working together in the future, and combining our expertise to help those in financial hardship, or those affected with mental health issues as a result of this.

WHO HAVE WE HELPED THIS MONTH?

Here at STF, our key aim is to promote the mental and physical health of all community groups, which we further extend to those in financial hardship via the provision of grants, resources or services made available to us.

It has therefore been incredibly busy at the Foundation in the last few months, as we have not only been helping community groups via various initiatives and group sessions, but also people on an individual basis who have found themselves in need.

Here are some of the highlights from the last month:

Mental Health Support

Throughout April, The Standing Tall Foundation has worked with over twenty people, offering Counselling support.

People have presented with a wide range of issues, including Bereavement, Relationships, Work stress, Anxiety and Confidence Building.

Our Counsellor Phil is currently working with a twenty-one year old man named Ollie, who has struggled with Depression for years. Counselling has encouraged him to challenge his negative thoughts and beliefs, and by practicing mind management techniques, he says “that he is feeling far more confident”. Ollie has returned to work recently, and he is involved in community activities including taking part in a local film making project. Ollie has told other people about his own positive experience of counselling, and this has resulted in several new referrals for the Foundation.

Please do get in touch with our team if you, or anyone you know is struggling with their Mental Health. Our qualified Counsellor Phil Parr is available, and will get back to you within 24 hours to arrange a free consultation.

Please email:  phil@standingtallfoundation.org.uk

Nottingham Forest Under 18’s Football Team

At the end of April, we were delighted to be paid a visit from the under 18 players at Nottingham Forest. Our Chairman Andy Reid MBE delivered a Motivational talk to them about the importance of goal setting and resilience.

Andy says: “It was absolutely fantastic to deliver my motivational talk to the young players. Hopefully they can take some of my messages away and implement them into their personal lives and future football careers.”

The importance of Stress Management in the Workplace

April was Stress Awareness Month, and here at the Foundation we really understand the importance of this, and how it can affect your daily life if not managed correctly.

We met up with our friends at Bright HR, and as part of his Ambassadorship, Andy filmed a podcast video to highlight how stress in the workplace is not always conducive to a productive work environment. He shared his suggestions for alleviating stress, and just how vital it is to reach out to others and ask for help.

You can view the full video HERE

OUR FOUNDER SELECTED AS PRESTIGIOUS BATON BEARER FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022

We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that our very own Founder and Chairman Andy Reid MBE has been chosen to be a Baton Bearer for the North West region in the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay. This will take place on the 17th July, ahead of the launch of the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Baton bearers have been selected in all nine regions of England. It’s part of the build-up to the Games which start on the 28 July in Birmingham. The baton will first arrive in London on 2 June for a four-day celebration before resuming the epic journey around England.

How were the Batonbearers chosen?

8,000 nominations were submitted during public nomination campaign in January 2022.

The nominees had to hit certain criteria, including that they:

  • Are always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story
  • Have made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity
  • Are a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best
  • Have taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community

Since October 2021, the Baton has been travelling across the entire Commonwealth, travelling through Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas, where over 7,500 Batonbearers have passed the Baton between communities.

When will the Queen’s Baton reach my area?

  • London: Thursday 2 June – Monday 6 June
  • South West: Monday 4 July – Tuesday 5 July
  • South East: Wednesday 6 July – Thursday 7 July
  • East of England: Friday 8 July – Saturday 9 July
  • East Midlands: Sunday 10 July – Monday 11 July
  • Yorkshire & The Humber: Tuesday 12 July – Wednesday 13 July
  • North East: Thursday 14 July – Friday 15 July
  • North West: Saturday 16 July – Sunday 17 July
  • West Midlands: Monday 18 July – Thursday 28 July

Massive congratulations to Andy for being selected for this prestigious event and we look forward to the 17th July when it comes to the North West!!

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will begin at The Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham on the 28th July. 286 games will be played over 11 days, right across the Midlands.

STF WELCOMES BATES OFFICE LIMITED AS ITS NEWEST FOUNDATION PARTNER

We are delighted to announce that Bates Office Limited UK National supplier for Office supplies/Interiors/Print Management/Workplace/Workwear PPE & Uniform , Private & Public Sector have joined the Foundation as our latest Corporate Partner.

Bates are committed to providing Business Supplies and Services to your company.  Their partnership approach provides you with advice and support on ways to reduce your costs and work more productively. More interestingly, they pride themselves in their sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives which is part of their heritage.

Their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is a holistic, integrated approach to building robust long-term strategies and deliver social, environmental, and economic benefits through meaningful engagement with all stakeholders; their staff, customers, suppliers, third party organisations and the wider community.

This is an exciting opportunity for the Foundation, as a percentage of any client’s overall company spend with Bates going forward, will potentially go directly to The Standing Tall Foundation as part of their Social Corporate Responsibility.

One of our partners has recently started work with Bates, and signed up to the initiative which in turn, will generate in excess of £10k for the Foundation. This will be used to provide Mental Health Counselling and Addiction Support Services, as well as helping people on a group and individual level.

If you would like to find out more about Bates or being a part of this exciting initiative, please contact:

Rob Nevins

National Development Manager

Mob: 07999 020467

rob.nevins@batesoffice.co.uk

www.batesoffice.co.uk

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