With support from Corporate partners, Quetzal is able to reach women aged 16 and over in their school, family, work and community groups throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and help them to take ownership in designing the best life possible for them. It starts with recognising the impacts of the non-recent childhood sexual abuse had on their lives, understanding how counselling can help enhance their wellbeing, seeking and accessing long-term support.
What’s special about supporting Quetzal is that you contribute to the end of violence against women and girls and enhance community wellbeing. Quetzal is the only specialised long-term counselling service supporting women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We recruit and train women counsellors to support those women and their community. Our counsellors go on to support the enhancement of their local community through their service.
How You Can Help
As a business there are several ways in which you can help Quetzal.
Make a One Off Donation
by sending us a cheque at our address (see below) addressed to the Quetzal Project
sending us funds via bank transfer (BACs), just give your bank our bank details below. Your bank will give you a receipt as proof of payment.
The Quetzal Project – 14-16 Talbot Lane, Leicester LE1 4LR
Account number: 91444778
Sort Code: 40-28-26
Your donations will do the following:
- £30 will pay for one individual needs assessment for 1 woman in distress
- £240 will pay for crisis counselling for one client, reducing their risk of self-harm and suicide, and stabilising their mental health
- £720 will pay for a long-term counselling programme for 1 client, leading to improved mental health, better coping and resilience skills.
Donating prizes, or the funds to buy prizes, at events. Adding a raffle or tombola can add 20% to the total of a single event. The more high quality prizes the more money is raised.
Choose us as the Charity Of The Year
Quetzal could become your charity of the year. Contact us for more information.
Get your Employee Involved
Involving employees is always and morale boosting and can become team building. You can encourage your staff to raise money for us in many ways, for example,
- Dress down day
- Cake sale
- Spare change jar
- Sponsored “give it up month”
Business sponsorship packages for our community events are available from £250. Examples include sponsoring our kit for challenge events such as charity runs, sponsoring our annual fundraising dinner or sponsor a stall at a community venue.
We can also host specific sponsored corporate events such as golf, sports match, clay pigeon shooting. We are happy to tailor this around your company.
Everything will be personalised to each event.
If you feel that there is something else you can offer or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss this further.
To arrange a meeting to discuss this further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What Our Clients Say
“I don’t think it’s too much to say that Quetzal has not only saved my life, but has given me more hope and life than I’ve ever had… I’ve not only reached my goal, I’ve gone past it because of the help of Quetzal I’ve been able to dream big again, I realise I can now cope, I can be in society and I can do a lot of the things I dreamt of doing.”
“I’ve come from my mood being really low and suicidal, to being able to cope with things and I’m not having any thoughts of self-harming any more. It’s given me a quality of life back, just being able to live again instead of just existing.”
“I feel like I am going to get my life back and have a better future because of this project, because you have helped me deal with my mental illnesses not in the way you feel ashamed of them, but working with them.”