Hi, I’m Lisa Maidment the founder, CEO and chair of trustees. I am the mad crazy lady who started all of this. A wonderful band of merry makers and supporters. It started as an idea back in March 2020. Where I thought I would see, amongst my friends who would like to make scrub bags for the NHS. It spiralled very quickly, and a couple of weeks later, this group was formed. We, a few weeks later, escalated into making scrubs. Hubs were formed, Covid safe places to collect kits and provisions, and drop off made items. On our allowed daily walks or linked to our allowed essential shopping trips. Wow. That seems like a lifetime ago.
As our wonderful community grew, I could see that we needed to diversify. And we started to do knitted and crochet items. We did heart pairs for ICU. Then care homes. As we helped care homes we diversified again with sensory items, blankets, bed socks etc. One day I received some teddies. And the idea was born to donate teddies with a material bag to children in hospital. We have added so many useful and supportive items along the way. And seek to find those places that really value what we do, and that make a difference to those who receive them. We will always continue to find communities, for who we can make a difference. Either useful items or items that bring joy or relieve discomfort. This group really has developed such a strong community spirit. Togetherness. Sense of purpose in those difficult days. I, as well as many others, don’t know what I would have done without the group. And look where we are now? It’s just amazing. Together all of those involved really do make a difference. And we will continue to grow from strength to strength.
A big thanks to the trustees and Leaders in the charity, who support me in my initiative, taking it forward, and going from strength to strength. I love my group and the community we have become. Now if you haven’t fallen asleep yet, a little about me. I am almost 50 years old and was born in Kent. Came to the Midlands, Birmingham, to attend university. And decided to make it my home. I lived in ward end, then Solihull, Netherton and now Wordsley in Stourbridge. Planning on staying here now. I like it. I am a single parent to two amazing primary school age children, Lewis and Chloe.
I run three businesses. I am one of the top 50 consultants in the UK for the 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan. can you embed this link into the words The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge weight plan, so it takes people to my page – https://www.one2onediet.com/consultants/24139/1/Lisa
I am also a fully trained CBT coach. And use my tools to support my 1:1 Clients and with Life coaching appointments. And with my team of over 100 consultants.
So, I enjoy helping people, get healthy and create the life they want. Running my own flexible businesses means I can make the time for the work that we do. But still provide for myself and my children.
I am totally passionate about what we do as a charity. And the difference we can and do make to our communities. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us. Oh, I don’t actually make anything. And not very crafty. But I make this all happen. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 xx
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