An idea created by Charmaine several years ago when her own daughter needed to stay in hospital, this is a charity for desperately sick children, that supplies pyjamas and handmade hearts to hospitals, hospices, and women’s refuges locally.
Where was your business when you met us at StartUp Croydon?
We were struggling with storage and needed a space to run our operation, together with re-packaging. Somewhere that had heating, lighting and air conditioning.
What help did you receive from StartUp Croydon?
Saffron Saunders, CEO, spoke to us personally and advised us on ways in which we might be able to take the charity to the next level.
We also received help from other companies within the building when our courier went out of business and was no longer able to offer free deliveries to us.
What is the next step to success for you?
I now intend to progress the charity further and I’m looking for funding to make that a possibility, particularly as I’m currently looking after my daughter and holding down a job, whilst acting as a volunteer for my business.
How can StartUp Croydon help you further?
As the charity gains momentum, I’ll need to find more ways of raising funds through grants or donations.