Essential Toiletry distribution

A tight budget means that many low-income families can simply not afford the luxury of shower gel, deodorant and even sanitary protection.

Thanks to the toiletry supplies donated by customers to the Chipping Norton Co-op’s toiletries bank, Thrive volunteers are able to distribute essential items to those in our local area who really need them.

“The Bridge” at Chipping Norton School

One of our proudest achievements to date is the support we have been able to give to Chipping Norton School in the creation of their Nurture Room.

Not only were we able to assist financially with the set-up of this learning space but we offer ongoing help by making a weekly delivery of provisions for the dedicated Breakfast Club which runs daily in the room.

Nurture groups are classes of between six and 12 children or young people in early years, primary or secondary settings supported by the whole staff group and parents. Each group is run by two members of staff. Children attend nurture groups but remain an active part of their main class groups, spend appropriate times within the nurture group according to their need and typically return full time to their own class within two to four terms.

Extra-Curricula activities

For many families surviving on tight finances, paying for school trips, swimming lessons and other extras for the kids are simply outside the scope of their budget.

Thrive assists by paying for some or all of these costs, enabling children to have experiences they would otherwise be unable to enjoy.

Since we started in 2016, we have contributed towards swimming lessons, Brownies, camping trips and singing lessons.