Supporting parental mental health & flexible work

by Apples & Pips in Grantham, England, United Kingdom

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To raise funds for creation and implementation of digital skills training programme for parents wishing to find flexible work opportunities.

by Apples & Pips in Grantham, England, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Apples & Pips is a social enterprise gift shop like no other.

Through the sale of gorgeous parent and baby products and bespoke hampers and gift sets, we are able to donate money to incredible UK charities across sectors such as baby loss, mental health, fertility, breastfeeding, and neonatal care.

So what has this got to do with flexible working and skills training?

I am a mum who gave up an awful, inflexible job when I became a mum. I was in the fortunate position of not needing to work, so took time to teach myself the digital skills that have brought me to where I am today. Not everyone has the luxury of not having to work, or the tools needed to retrain.

I want to launch affordable  workshops on parental mental health, internet safety, business management, social media management, grammar and writing skills. These will be child friendly and include talks from other professionals, as well as delicious snacks made by fellow small business owners.

This project will raise the funds needed to secure suitable locations across under-represented areas outside of London, Manchester, and other big cities. The places where thousands of parents are looking for better opportunities but cannot afford to give up work and attend college, or don’t have childcare available. It will also help me to find professional childcare services for under 4s so that the parents can complete the workshops knowing that their children are being well cared for and entertained.


Please help Apples & Pips to not only create the gifts that keep on giving, but to actively create a community that nurtures and develops the wellbeing of parents nationwide.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Mug of Positivity

A thank you for believing in my project A £15 Apples & Pips voucher An exclusive 'Think Positive' mug

£50 or more

Bespoke Gift Hamper

A £50 selection of products from the Apples & Pips website in a gift hamper (you choose the products!)

£100 or more

Your motto on our mugs!

Tell us your favourite positive motto and (subject to copyright) it will go on to a range of mugs to be sold at Apples & Pips - and of course we'll send you one too! If you have a business then we'll link back to it on the product page as credit for coming up with the wording.

£500 or more

Private Boat Trip

We will welcome you and a guest aboard our 21-foot yacht on glorious Rutland Water, on a day that suits you. Lunch will be provided and we can cater for any dietary needs.

£1,000 or more

Create Apples!

We will plant an apple tree in your name and celebrate with you by hosting a party, press outreach, and social media campaigns featuring links to your business (if applicable). Each autumn we will send you a gift hamper of fruit, homemade apple juice and cider, and an update about the people and charities that we have been able to support thanks to your kindness.

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