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Weʼre raising £800 to Raise money for care packages for Women living on the streets of Brighton, including sanitary wear, warm socks, toothbrush, wipes & more.

Brighton, UK

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Despite being the 42nd most populated city in the UK, Brighton has the SECOND largest homeless population in the UK, with a 24 percent increase since last year. That statistic floored us, and as the weather drops again this crisis on our door step becomes even more apparent.

We have been thinking of ways that we can directly help whilst knowing where the money is going. As women we can't comprehend the difficulty that must come from experiencing a period without the simplest of creature comforts, let alone the daily fear that accompanies living on the streets as a woman. These are the most vulnerable among us and we need to help in little ways where we can. We feel that as a small collective this is the most direct way we can help the individuals suffering these circumstances.

The last thing we want to do is patronise any of these women as we have absolutely no idea of how difficult it must be, so we want to think about the best way we can use the raised funds. So far we would like to include a box of tampons/sanitary towels, warm socks, baby wipes, a box of cereal bars/snacks, a lip balm, a water bottle, and a hairbrush/comb. If anyone has any ideas of how we can make the most of this fundraiser then please email us at kingmobzine@gmail.com. We will also need some help packing up and handing out these packages so we will be very grateful for anyone willing to come forward and lend a hand. We are starting by aiming for £500, with this we hope to budget £10 per package and make 50.

*Disclaimer* We understand that the issue extends beyond the women living rough, and that this is a very tiny contribution to the cause, but we feel that this is the best way that we can help without spreading ourselves too thinly. It is also very obvious that women are at a certain disadvantage both physically and socially and whilst we can't provide homes we can help with sanitary wear, one box of tampons alone equates the cost of a meal. 58% of women sleeping rough had been intimidated or threatened with violence and force in the past 12 months compared to 42% of men. With this said we are aiming to buy bulk of the unisex items i.e socks, water, so we can hand packages out to the men we encounter too, but our focus is going to be providing sanitary wear to Women, which is more expensive than the other items. The more money we raise the more we will be able to reassess how we can put it to it's best use.

***We will publicly post receipts of our purchases so you know exactly where the money has gone***

UPDATE 4/10/18 -

We are £15 away from our target in just two days, so we feel we can really push this further! We will now be aiming to provide care packages for men also by buying bulk of the unisex items. We will continue to reassess the best way to use the money raised so keep checking for updates. Our focus is still to provide sanitary wear for women but with a higher budget we can afford to do this for both women on the streets of Brighton and the shelters, and also to provide basics to as many men as we can.

We're also putting on a gig at The Western Pub in Brighton with all proceeds going to the cause! -

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  • King Mob Magazine12 days ago
    King Mob Magazine

    King Mob Magazine

    12 days ago

    We are £15 away from our target in just two days, so we feel we can really push this further! We will now be aiming to provide care packages for men also by buying bulk of the unisex items. We will continue to reassess the best way to use the money raised so keep checking for updates. Our focus is still to provide sanitary wear for women but with a higher budget we can afford to do this for both women on the streets of Brighton and the shelters, and also to provide basics to as many men as we can.

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Page last updated on: 10/13/2018 10:55 AM

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39

  • Lily Hornsbury

    Lily Hornsbury

    Oct 13, 2018

    Xxxx

    £10.00

  • Tina Lord

    Tina Lord

    Oct 12, 2018

    In honour of Alison Moyet. A friend to women and men. Much love to the sistas. Stay well xx

  • Kieren Taylor-Dixon

    Kieren Taylor-Dixon

    Oct 12, 2018

    £10.00

  • Sarah Sherlock

    Sarah Sherlock

    Oct 12, 2018

    £10.00

  • Andrew Rumble

    Andrew Rumble

    Oct 12, 2018

    £30.00

  • Sophie

    Sophie

    Oct 12, 2018

    £10.00

  • June Webb

    June Webb

    Oct 11, 2018

    Well done Caitlin, a very worthy cause.

    £50.00

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Independently published magazine giving a platform to underground creatives.

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