£23,070 funds distributed to Zarach

Published on: 21st June 2024

The Teesside Charity’s latest round of donations sees Zarach benefit from £23,070 funding.  

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with children’s bed charity Zarach, who are committed to helping vulnerable children and families living in poverty. The charity has recently launched in Teesside, where child poverty is incredibly high, and it is estimated that over 22,000 children are experiencing bed poverty.  

Working in partnership with local schools, the charity identifies children experiencing bed poverty. Within 48 hours of receiving a referral, they conduct a home visit to the family and arrange for the delivery of a brand-new bed, bedding, pyjamas, and hygiene kits.  

Zarach will use the funding to help facilitate their work in Teesside; delivering beds, supporting families and schools, and providing families the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.  

The charity believes it takes more than a bed to end child bed poverty, which is why as part of their plan they also provide family engagement. Their family engagement officers work with the families to identify any unmet needs, where statutory services are not already involved and develop action plans to get them back on their feet.  

Having first-hand knowledge of the seriousness of bed poverty in Teesside through our work with our hardship fund and bed distribution, we were eager to support the charity.  

Jess Sandy, national development manager at Zarach commented: “Zarach is a national charity committed to helping vulnerable children living in poverty. By providing beds and bed bundles, we are lifting children out of bed poverty, helping to ensure that they get a good night’s sleep and have an equal opportunity at school.  

“Thanks to our partnerships with generous organisations and individuals, we have been able to deliver over 8,000 bed bundles to children who have been living without. The generous donation from The Teesside Charity has been instrumental in our launch and will support us as we establish our work in the region; delivering beds, supporting families and schools, and changing the narrative for these children.”