Everyone who works at Rinkit is passionate about supporting communities and charities across the country. Find out more by reading about some of the charities we support.
A project we are proud to support at Rinkit.com is Arun Youth Aqua Centre. This charity was founded in 1977. It is a centre for youth sailing based on the South Coast. In the summer month’s children aged 8 to 18 come to the centre and learn how to sail. The objective of the centre is to help educate young people through water based activities, helping young people to develop their physical and mental capabilities as individuals and as members of society.
Arun Youth Aqua Centre has a dedicated team of volunteers who teach their members how to sail. As a result, many volunteers go on to becoming instructors at the age of 16. Parent volunteers often help onshore with the rigging the boat and launching. Without volunteer qualified Sailing Instructors, Safety Boat Crew, competent Beach Duty cover and Funding the Centre could not operate.
Last year our contribution helped fund the essential purchase of a new safety boat.
Rinkit.com is proud to contribute to the efforts of Doctors of the World UK, a charity that is helping to bring health care to underserved populations both here in the UK and abroad. Founded in 1998, the group is a member of the Médecins du Monde, which has been providing routine and emergency healthcare services around the world since 1980.
As the UK branch of Médecins du Monde, Doctors of the World UK assists with more than 300 projects spread across 70 countries. They deliver services with a team of 3,000 volunteers, including medical professionals. The organisation has four main areas of focus:
- Responding to natural disasters and international conflicts by dispatching volunteers to deliver emergency healthcare in areas that have been ravished by war, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and other events
- Providing services to migrants and refugees who arrive in London and would ordinarily not have access to routine medical care
- Assisting with healthcare programmes that provide care for women and girls in areas where they would be unlikely to receive quality prenatal care and reproductive health services
- Educating at-risk individuals on disease prevention methods to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis C and Ebola
Depaul International is a UK based international charity supporting homeless and marginalised people around the world. They operate through subsidiary charities in the UK, Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA and France. Dupaul work with the homeless and socially excluded improving health, enhancing their quality of life and facilitating transitions to independent living.
Depaul projects support young people with accommodation and resettlement, training and employment, family mediation, support to youth offenders, volunteering and mentoring and ‘work in the community’ projects. It also runs a national service, Depaul Nightstop UK, providing emergency short term accommodation to homeless young people in the homes of approved volunteers. The charity now has 38 varied and complimentary projects based around the UK that work with young people to tackle homelessness at every level.