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£1,277raised of £200 target by 68 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,277 to make Christmas better for people affected by austerity

    Glossop, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 4th December 2016

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    Christmas is the hardest time of the year if you are homeless, alone, vulnerable or have mental health issues - with Austerity biting hard and cuts to so many services and budgets, there isn't a huge amount of support out there for those in most desperate need. I'll be sleeping rough from Midnight on Sat 3rd to 8am on Sun 4th December raising funds, as part of We Shall Overcome, to meet 12 aims that will help the local homeless and those struggling in our community.

    1) Greystones/Impact.
    Christmas Dinner for all the homeless men at our local hostel - turkey and all the trimmings for around 70 men.
    2) Infinity Initiatives.
    Christmas extras for the families they are helping and sleeping bags and warm coats for their work with the homeless locally in Tameside.
    3) Emmelines Parlour Pantry
    Gifts for women, babies and teenagers in the Refuge as well as festive treats for their food bank.
    4) Street Treats
    12 draw-string bags of Christmas gifts along with warm coats and clothes for their homeless outreach.
    5) Roofless
    A selection of Christmas treats for outreach work in the city.
    6) Pennine Pen Animal Shelter & 7) Tameside Animal Shelter
    Christmas dinner and a toy for every animal in the Shelter.
    8) Anthony Seddon Fund
    Help for patients in the Acute Mental Health ward at Tameside Hospital. Budget cuts have bitten and many have no family to support them on Christmas Day. We want to provide 40 gift packs for the patients there.
    9) Pennine Mencap
    We want to give them a special Christmas social to show them that people out there do care.
    10) Christmas Hampers
    Ten hampers for elderly, vulnerable or disabled people who have been supported with food parcels by the We Shall Overcome family at The Station pub.
    11) Tameside Against The Cuts
    Ten food parcels helping those who have been sanctioned by the Job Centre.
    12) Manchester Activists Network
    Deliver extra food and essentials to the young people in the squat in Manchester to see them through Xmas



    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

      4 months ago

      Matt Hill

      Wow. That exceeded my target and my expectations. We don't have a final figure yet but the total raised has been in excess of £4000. This means we can not only meet our 12 targets but we can also do some additional things including getting a young homeless couple who are sleeping in a tent, housed before Christmas by helping pay their flat deposit. Please check out the Station Pub on Facebook and follow the remarkable community activism of Pauline Town and the We Shall Overcome Ashton family.

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    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

      4 months ago

      Matt Hill

      One day to go. I'm stockpiling gloves, hats and jumpers. The weather forecast is for a frost. I just read about the homeless man who froze to death in Birmingham, that should not happen in one of the world's largest economies. For me We Shall Overcome is not about charity, although they need our support, this is very much about fighting the policies that are putting people on the streets. The safety net has massive holes. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated. This will really make a difference.

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    • Sarah Miller

      Sarah Miller

      Dec 4, 2016

      Great to see how much you've raised...here's a little bit more x


    • Peter Yeandle

      Peter Yeandle

      Dec 4, 2016



    • Louise Brennan

      Louise Brennan

      Dec 4, 2016

      Well done Matt! Best wishes, Louise x


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    Matt Hill

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    Glossop, United Kingdom

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