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Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together is crowdfunding

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£383raised of £15,000 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to Install weapons bins, support community projects and help turn lives around for those affected by knife crime.

Chapeltown/Harehills Leeds

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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 in Chapeltown and Harehills two "weapons bins" 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, these bins - 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 bins may mean two lives being saved: that of the potential perpetrator of a heinous crime, and that of the potential victim. The bins 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 days ago
    Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

    Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

    6 days ago

    Although it's taking longer than expected, we are committed to getting the bins established. Along with our other supporters, the total is now more like 16%. Thank you for partnering this lifesaving project.

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  • Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together5 months ago
    Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

    Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together

    5 months ago
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5 months ago

Chapeltown Harehills Churches Together started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 10/12/2019 23.14

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13

  • Jean wain

    Jean wain

    Oct 5, 2019

    With grateful thanks to god for his help and healing.

    £75.00

  • Alison Wain

    Alison Wain

    Oct 5, 2019

    This is an incredible project which shows the love of Jesus in the community and creates space for peace and life. Jesus said " I have come to give life, life in all its fullness." John 10v10

  • Janice Poole

    Janice Poole

    Sep 19, 2019

    A great project, wishing you every success

  • Jonathan & Karen Gray

    Jonathan & Karen Gray

    Sep 19, 2019

    Very important project . Thank you for doing this to make our city safer.

    £10.00

  • David Skeet

    David Skeet

    Aug 5, 2019

    Good luck in reaching your target, incredibly worthy cause!

    £68.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 25, 2019

    This is a fantastic project to make our community a safer place and to show the love of Jesus in a practical way. Jesus said "Blessed are the peace makers for they will be called children of God."

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    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 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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