Spring Newsletter

The latest News from Fredericks Foundation 

Let’s Stay Together

New General Data Protection Regulations come into effect on May 25th. The new regulations are designed to ensure that your data is not misused or stored without your consent. As a charity, we take this very seriously and have never shared your details with anyone outside of Fredericks Foundation.

BUT we also need to prove that we have your permission to contact you about the work of Fredericks Foundation.

So all we need you to do is send an email to the address below, type 'YES' in the subject and press send. Easy peasy!


You mean a lot to us and we would love to stay in touch.


We Are Crowdfunding

On 8th May Fredericks Foundation is launching a Crowdfunding Appeal
and we are looking for your support.

“I honestly don’t know what I’d have done without Freddies. They believed in me when everyone else thought I was worthless.”
— Pia - The Vanilla Pod Bakery

Please click below for more info

Video created by Big Yellow Feet

Video created by Big Yellow Feet

Our aim is to build a Women's Loan Fund to enable us to provide loans and support women with a viable business idea who cannot access funds from banks and other conventional lenders. We believe in a hand up, not a hand out.

The Women's Loan Fund will lend small amounts of money to women, who then repay it in order that others can then receive help from the fund. We see this as a sustainable solution to the lack of affordable start up finance available, specifically to women.

If you would like to support our Crowdfunder Appeal and help more women start their own businesses and change their lives and their families lives for the better, please donate what you can and share our appeal with others.

Please contact katy@fredericksfoundation.org for more information.

Fundraising Heroes!

We would like to say a huge thank you and well done to the team from Hiyacar who braved the mud, obstacles and water of Rough Runner on Sunday 15th April to raise money for Fredericks Foundation. 

The brave team took on the obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. 

One member of the team said: 
“The event was great, tough but fun. Everyone was exhausted and a few minor scrapes, but all worthwhile. It’s our pleasure to support such a worthy cause.”

The team raised over £1000 for Fredericks Foundation which will make such a difference to our clients looking to start up their own business and change their lives forever.


Thank you Team Hiyacar!

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Mentor Training Day Success Supported by Capital Group

The first of two planned mentor training days took place on 22nd March 2018 at the offices of the Capital Group in London. 

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Firstly, we cannot thank Maeve Murray-Smith, James Hanford and the whole team at Capital enough for the tremendous facilities, delicious lunch and generous on-going support that they extend to us at Fredericks Foundation.

We were delighted to have Kerrie Dorman, the Founder of ‘The Association of Business Mentors’ as our trainer for the day. As one of the attendees said

‘"Kerrie elicited really interesting contributions from the participants and sent us all away with a much improved understanding of our mentoring role."

Fredericks Foundation is dedicated to providing our much-appreciated volunteer mentors with as much help as possible to assist them to provide the best possible service to our clients.

"It was great to get together with other mentors from Fredericks and to exchange experiences and thoughts on mentoring, all within a well-structured day."

There were 12 attendees on the day from all corners of country, who not only came away feeling that they had gained some very useful and practical insights, but that they also had fun. The feedback rated the day 8/10 and gave us some interesting ideas as to how we can improve going forward.

"It was brilliant to see such a fantastic amount of brain power and experience all in one room, all of which is available free to Fredericks clients."

We are beginning to plan a second Mentor Training Day, this time in Lightwater Surrey, either in October or November 2018. One disappointment was the lack of female attendees at this last one, let's try to correct this for this next one!
To express advanced interest in attending this second training day please contact peter@fredericksfoundation.org

Client News

Congratulations to Big Yellow Feet for reaching the finals of the 2018 Charity Film Awards for their charity video for RADLD. The video was a huge success, and was viewed on YouTube more than 16,000 times! The awards ceremony takes place on 11th May and we wish all at Big Yellow Feet all the best of luck for the night!

Click below to watch:

 Congratulations to Client Danielle from OhMySkin who’s skincare products have been shortlisted as a 2018 ‘Best Special Innovation’ Finalist  by The Pure Beauty Global Awards. The 2018 Pure Beauty Global Awards celebrate the most exciting new beauty products launched around the world! 

Click below for more details:

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Big Yellow Feet is an award-winning corporate video production company. 

They specialise in B2B business films, HR training and internal communication videos, promo films, and commercials. Their services include everything from initial concept and script development through to live action filming, visual effects, motion graphics, and post-production. With over 16 years of experience, they take pride in delivering outstanding and cutting-edge videos with attention to detail and creativity that is second to none. Their production team is committed to fulfilling your unique needs and always strive to go beyond your expectations. 

Big Yellow Feet are always happy to provide quotes and advice so please feel free to contact them and they will gladly help. 


Volunteer News

Mentor Guide 2018

A new Fredericks Mentor Guide is now available for our registered mentors. The guide outlines the duties and responsibilities of being a mentor  and offers advice on mentoring strategies and how to get started.

To obtain you’re your copy please email peter@fredericksfoundation.org.

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