"I think it is fair to say that out of all the clubs we have undertaken safeguarding meetings with, you guys were far and away the most dedicated and passionate when it came to giving children a voice, and involving them not only within your club, but within the wider community too. It was very humbling to listen to you talk about the projects you have set up, been involved in as Westend, and to involve the children like this, to help other children.. will make them much better people giving them life skills and empathy towards others. The passion you have in what you do is better than I have seen at any other club, and you should be rightly proud of this and how the children at Westend have respect for others too. It was really heart warming to hear. Its great to hear parents so on board with what you guys are doing, the feel good factor obviously runs throughout the club, coaches, officials players and parents alike. Your webpage was easily the best we have seen so far.. fabulous info and content on the page, easily accessible for anyone looking for information. Once again, many thanks for chatting to us about everything you are doing, it was so refreshing to hear and see this"
"I would just like to say a massive thank you on behalf of our school for the presents we have received from you today. They really will make a difference to some very vulnerable families and children. We have worked tirelessly throughout the whole of the pandemic to support these families with basic need items such as food, gas and electric and we continue to do so - Christmas luxuries are out of reach for the families we asked for help with and I am so very grateful for what you have given us. The thought and care you have put into the bags is just lovely - I was a bit overwhelmed when I collected them all earlier today. Wishing you all the very best, Many thanks"
"I was absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone involved in the Westend Christmas Mission. Nothing had been overlooked from Christmas presents, cards, wrapping paper and even bows and bags. We initially hoped to give 50 children in our school Christmas gifts, however with the kindness and donations from Westend we were able to support 100 children this Christmas. The quality of the presents were amazing and the smiles on the children's faces when they saw the large bags was incredibly heart warming. I can not say thank you enough on behalf of myself, the staff and the children and parents you supported this year to have a special Christmas at the hardest of times. Thank you Westend!
'The club have done such an amazing job. I have been in awe of the quality and quantity of the packs you have distributed to schools - absolutley outstanding effort from everyone involved. I am just blown away with your 'Pamper packs' and how the club as a whole is so committed to supporting our communities from all angles'
"I just wanted to thank you for the generous support you are giving our youngest and more deprived students on the Level 2 Art and Design course. Many of these students have already faced significant challenges in life and in their previous educational establishments, so they come to us in the hope of making a fresh start and to gain a grounding in Art and Design skills. This lockdown has deprived them of so much of that physical experience. Your fabulous generosity will make a big difference"
"The pandemic put a huge strain on so many families in our community and instead of looking forward to Christmas, it sadly became yet another burden, with parents and carers everywhere wondering how to put presents under the tree....then Westend Community Champions came to the rescue!! Through their fantastic work and unbelievable generosity from everyone involved with Westend Juniors, we were able to donate 1,000's of gifts to families in our local community. It was simply staggering!! The tears on people's faces and gratitude expressed by families on the doorstep showed the true impact of Westend's kindness"
I would like to pass on our sincere gratitude to you and your volunteers for the donation of educational bags and for all your hard work in supporting the community and local families. We have distributed the bags this week and the children have been so delighted to receive them. Staff and parents have been so impressed with the high quality content and range of resources provided in the bags. Thank you again for thinking of our families and for the generous donations- the resources will make such a difference to our families in these challenging times.
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