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£300raised of £500 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £300 to fund a student run project providing food and hot drink for the homeless community in Greater Manchester.

    Funded on Wednesday, 15th March 2017

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    Story

    Homelessness is a brutal reality faced by thousands of people across the country, and nowhere can this be seen so clearly as in Manchester. Labelled the 'Homeless Hot spot' of the north, Greater Manchester alone contains over 3,200 people living rough on the streets. This total is a dramatic rise from only 5 years ago, with a noticeable rise in women and young people forced onto the streets, which can be traced back to the cuts of council funding to homeless shelters across the city.

    In an effort to mask the reality of homelessness, the council refused to acknowledge over 60% of the 5000 individuals who presented themselves as homeless at the city hall, on the basis of 'intentional homelessness' or 'not being in desperate need'. Logic like this is absurd and inhumane to say the least.

    In an attempt to help, my tutorial group of 10 students have decided to both raise awareness and funds to provide a small help to these people in need. As part of the project we will be speaking with charities and the people themselves to see what best can be done with our funds. We are currently planning on organising food and drink packages to be distributed as well as clothing and other essentials.

    Primarily the project is an effort to humanise these people, and understand their lives by making conversation. We understand we are not in a financial position as students to provide homes, but even if we only lift some spirits and fill some stomachs, something will have been achieved!

    Any donation will be hugely appreciated, and we will keep you updated on the progress we make!

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      15

      • Julia Thomas

        Julia Thomas

        Feb 26, 2017

        Good luck with reaching your target

        £25.00

      • No name

        No name

        Feb 20, 2017

      • Ellie Weston

        Ellie Weston

        Feb 16, 2017

        Such a important cause to be raising money for xxx

        £10.00

      • Liam Jackson

        Liam Jackson

        Feb 15, 2017

        Well done guys - good luck in your efforts, its a difficult, but ultimately worthwhile, problem to tackle.

        £30.00

      • Kevin O'Leary

        Kevin O'Leary

        Feb 14, 2017

        Good stuff Will hope you make your target

        £30.00

      • Callum Gray

        Callum Gray

        Feb 14, 2017

        £5.00

      • Ella Walton

        Ella Walton

        Feb 14, 2017

        So needed ☺️

        £10.00

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