When our founder, Jacqui Bloom, lived through her own grief and loss, she experienced, first-hand, the way capable people still needed extra support to get them through the ongoing challenge of dealing with the everyday.
In 2005 Jacqui’s family endured the tragic loss of her young brother-in-law Rob, at the age of 37. Leaving her sister to manage the care and support of their four beautiful grieving children, while also dealing with her own personal stress of losing her husband.
Less than 12 months after Rob’s passing, the unthinkable struck again and her beautiful mother, Evelyn was diagnosed with Cancer.
“With a 6 month old baby, a 2 year old toddler, a family business, and a mum dying of cancer, I just needed help. ‘How can I help’ was the most common question and yet there was so little I could ask for without imposing on anybody.”
Following the devastation of her mum’s passing, Jacqui was inspired to find an easier way to help people help themselves and others in need – as well as making ways to celebrate life’s happiest occasions more meaningful and memorable.
Jacqui utilised her formal qualifications in Business Management and Marketing, together with her experience in Personal and Palliative Care, and invested hours of research and care to source the most meaningful ways gift-giving could do more to really make a difference. By creating an easy, online hub of support and gift-giving convenience that helps celebrate life’s wonderful moments and provides support through the difficult times, The Helping Hub was born…
“If The Helping Hub had been around when I needed extra help and support, it would have made such a difference. And not just to me and my family – I know my friends would have found it so gratifying to know that they were contributing in a meaningful way.”
We also benefit from a team of highly experienced finance, commercial and marketing consultants dedicated to delivering the best possible vendor and customer experience.