Working With Zarach

We are delighted to appoint local children’s charity, Zarach, to be our Charity Partner of the Year for 2022-23.

About Zarach

Zarach are a grassroots charity, set up in Leeds by founder Bex Wilson, a passionate deputy head teacher, who decided to initially help out a family from her school with the gift of new beds for a pupil and their two siblings, after responding to her about whether they were tired by saying ‘I’m always tired Miss, I haven’t got a bed.’ Bex initially imagined this might be an unusual circumstance but quickly realised this was not the case, and after five years, has been of assistance to families all over Leeds - in every postcode through referrals from schools. The worsening cost of living crisis means charities like this are currently overrun with requests for help.

Eat. Sleep. Learn.

The process for Zarach is simple – they put together bed bundles for those children who need them and have also expanded into providing a variety of other essential services to help those who are struggling, such as food parcels and holidays clubs.

1 NEW bed bundle a week

The Emsley charity committee is planning a programme of events for this year to fundraise for Zarach with the aim of achieving enough to provide 52 bed bundles – one for every week of the year.

We hope that we can make a difference and help families in need through our efforts and also by raising awareness through our client base of what amazing work Zarach are doing.

End Child Bed Poverty

One of the first things we will be helping Zarach with is raising awareness of their petition to ‘End Child Bed Poverty’. Just like food poverty, bed poverty is a real concern nationwide and Zarach have used their platform to raise awareness of this and draw the attention to Government of the need to address this with a national strategy.