We’re lucky at itison - we get to put smiles on people’s faces every day by giving them incredible experiences. itison us goes one further, and makes sure those same amazing experiences can be enjoyed by those who need it most: brilliant local charities.
Each month, we support 3 incredible charities in each of the regions we work in. We choose charities that are doing great work, and who will get the most impact from our donation.
We speak to the community of amazing businesses we work with and encourage them to support itison us, by donating vouchers for the same great experiences you see on itison.
We give vouchers to charities to help with fundraising or to provide respite to volunteers and the people they support; giving them the chance to get away for the night, enjoy a nice meal or take the kids out for the day.
At itison, our mission has always been about bringing loved ones together to enjoy incredible experiences, and now we want to make sure that the people who need it most get to have that too.
Every month, we matchmake our amazing deals to charities who would love to experience them. They can use them to give much needed respite, reward incredible volunteers or to fundraise.
Volunteers are the lifeblood that keep many charities going. It can be hard work emotionally and physically, and vouchers are a great way to help volunteers recharge their batteries and, most importantly, smile!
Many of our charities work with people who are going through a tough time in one way or another, and we want to make sure everyone has a chance to forget their troubles, have fun and enjoy a great experience.
Charities can use the vouchers we give them for raffles, auctions and more, ensuring they raise vital funds to continue the incredible work they do.
Big, multi-national charities are important, but we want to help the little guy, and make sure that smaller, local charities get the support and publicity they need. Together, we can make a huge difference to the communities we live and work in.
This month we're helping these amazing charities in and
Govan Home and Education Link Project is a small, locally-based family
education charity that’s been serving the community for over twenty years.
With the goal of improving educational attainment and opportunities, the charity provides vulnerable families with support for every area of their lives, including play therapy, healthy breakfasts, after-school clubs and family getaways.
Golden Friendships helps people to connect and have fun with new friends,
whether they have a disability, need a carer, are elderly, or socially
The club organises all manner of social activities including bingo and karaoke; matches at Parkhead and Ibrox; short breaks in Blackpool; and parties at Christmas and New Year, all with the aim of making sure no one is lonely.
The Moira Anderson Foundation has helped thousands of individuals and
families cope with the effects of childhood sexual abuse.
Working with clients as young as 2 and as old as 82, the charity provides a full range of support services including various therapies and peer groups, as well as providing teachers, nurseries and social workers with training to protect vulnerable children.
For the last 10 years, the charity has been working with some of the
area’s most vulnerable people including those affected by mental health
issues, housing issues, substance abuse and domestic violence.
The charity takes a holistic approach to improving beneficiaries’ lives, with everything from training and work experience, to yoga and free meals, to social activities and group work to alleviate stress and anxiety.
EYC works with young people aged 5 to 25 who care for someone at home,
usually a parent or sibling suffering from health problems, disability
or substance abuse.
Caring at such a young age puts a huge weight on the young person’s shoulders, but the charity allows them to meet with others in the same position and get the support they need to take some of the pressure off.
The charity aims “for all Midlothian’s children to build the foundations
of a happy childhood that last a lifetime”.
They work with individuals, families and communities to improve their health and wellbeing through a range of initiatives including training, play therapy, counselling, healthy living courses, outdoor education and more.
If you’re a great local charity who would benefit from itison experiences, we’d love to hear from you.
We wouldn’t be able to do the work we do without the support of incredible businesses. Let us know if you can help.
Check out the lovely people who are donating amazing experiences to itison us!