Swoffers dedicate 40 Hours to New Charity, Every Child Our Future

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Swoffers and Every Child Our Future

As  part  of  their  40  year  anniversary  celebrations,  Swoffers  have  chosen  ‘Every Child  Our  Future’  as  the  charity  to  benefit  from  their  40  hour  pledge.

In  June  this  year  Swoffers,  Guernsey’s  largest  estate  agents,  launched  their  search  for  a  local  charity  with  a  project  or  projects  that  the  team  at  Swoffers  could  contribute  to  and  after  receiving  a  number  of  nominations  the  directors
selected  ECOF  as  the  charity  that  would  benefit  most  from  the  40  hours.

Swoffers  Managing  Director,  Matthew  Henry  said,  “It  was  really  difficult  to  choose  a  project  to  dedicate  our  time  to  because  so  many  deserving  charities  applied.  ECOF  however  stood  out  as  a  cause  that  all  of  the  staff  felt  a  connection  with  and  we  thought  it  was  important  for  the  whole  team  to  be  passionate  about  the  chosen  charity”.

Every  Child  Our  Future  (ECOF)  is  Guernsey’s  newest  charitable  organisation  set  up  in  March  of  this  year.  Its  main  aims  are  to  improve  literacy  and  numeracy  standards  for  Guernsey  children  and  to  actively  promote  a  culture  in  which  the  community  collectively  takes  responsibility  for  and  participates  in,  the  education  of  its  children.

ECOF  facilitate  the  specialised  training  of  teachers  and  teaching  assistants  to  provide  additional  support  for  children  struggling  with  literacy  or  numeracy.  However,  the  success  of  the  scheme  is  ultimately  strengthened  by  a  bank  of
volunteers  like  the  Swoffers  staff  who  have  pledged  to  act  as  ‘mentors’  for  a  number  of  hours  per  week.

Denise  Fallaize,  Every  Child  Our  Future  Chairperson,  said  “We  are  delighted  Swoffers  have  chosen  our  charity  to  receive  their  40  hour  pledge.  It  is  so  important  for  ECOF  to  have  as  we  believe  the  more  positive  mextra  teaching  is  likely  to  be”.

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