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70%
£3,933
raised of £5,600 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,933 to Install a weapons bin, support the community and help turn lives around for those affected by knife crime.

    Chapeltown/Harehills Leeds
    Funded on Friday, 22nd May 2020

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    Like everyone else in the country, we the members of Christian churches in Chapeltown and Harehills have been deeply saddened and worried at the tragic loss of young lives to violent crime in the streets of Leeds. Knife crime has risen in Leeds by 26% in the last year, with the highest peaks in the LS7 and LS8 areas.

    Leaders of "Chapeltown and Harehills Churches Together" (CHCT) and their congregations are often directly affected by such violence and think it is time to go beyond the daily pastoral care of victims and their families.

    As an initial response we want to plant a weapons bin, in the area of Chapeltown and Harehills, of the type already seen and successfully employed in the streets of London and Sheffield. In dialogue with the West Yorkshire Police force and local youth workers, this bin - securely made and installed - will offer young people in the area the opportunity to turn their lives around and make a fresh start. Each weapon anonymously dropped into the bin may mean two lives being saved: that of the potential perpetrator of a heinous crime, and that of the potential victim. The bin will also provide a way for us all to finally get rid of all those old unwanted knives in our kitchen drawers, before they cause any harm.

    Another step forward in this outreach initiative will be to help support the families affected by knife crime and those caught up in the criminal activities. We appeal to your generosity to help us finance the project. The lives of our children are at stake.

    For more info email: ch-churchestogether@protonmail.com

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    • Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together6 months ago
      Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

      Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

      6 months ago

      WE HAVE JUST REACHED THE FULL 100% OF OUR TARGET ! This is including our other independent donations. This means that we can start the weapons bin ordering process as soon as the present difficult circumstances permit. - Good news considering that 2019 showed a record incidence of knife crime nationally. Churches Together in Chapeltown and Harehills sincerely thanks all our donors for making this project possible.

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    • Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together7 months ago
      Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

      Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

      7 months ago

      Now really just over 77% ! This is along with the other kind independent donations. Our heartfelt thanks to all who are supporting the project to make our area just that bit safer!

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    • Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together7 months ago
      Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

      Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

      7 months ago

      It's now really just under 70% to our target when you add the donations from those who have supported us independently. - Nearly there! Thanks.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/9/2020 13.09

    Supporters

    20

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 9, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 22, 2020

      Every blessing on your work in Chapeltown and Harehills

    • St. Martin's Church Potternewton

      St. Martin's Church Potternewton

      Mar 17, 2020

      You have the full support of St Martin's Church Potternewton.

      £500.00

    • Harehills Lane Baptist Church

      Harehills Lane Baptist Church

      Mar 4, 2020

      With blessings from the fellowship.

      £1,000.00

    • Tony Parry

      Tony Parry

      Mar 2, 2020

      A very worthy cause, I am pleased that our church, the New Testament Church of God, can be part of the solution.

      £250.00

    • Alison Phelps

      Alison Phelps

      Nov 16, 2019

      From Pass It On project, Sister G Hanley and Sister Y Freeman

      £100.00

    • David Sims

      David Sims

      Oct 22, 2019

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    Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

    Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

    Chapeltown/Harehills Leeds

    For more than 30 years many churches in the Chapeltown and Harehills area of Leeds have been meeting together on a monthly basis sharing news and praying for the community. We support Street Pastors, families and young people, food initiatives and asylum seekers/refugees.

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