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Closed 11/04/2018

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£320
raised of £200 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £320 to Give A Costa For Christmas - A Treat For The Homeless 🎄

    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 11th April 2018

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    Being involved in creating beautiful homes is in such stark contrast to being homeless that it seemed fitting to shine a light on our society's usually invisible community. So I've launched my #Costa4Christmas campaign to raise money for Oxford's homeless community.

    Please join me in giving a little joy, especially in this freezing weather. You can also spread the word by sharing this page.

    Oxford has one of the highest numbers of rough sleepers in the country outside of London. Precise numbers aren't known due to the transient and off-grid nature of becoming homeless, which happens for many reasons, but it is estimated that around 4,000 sleep rough in the UK every night.

    Rough Sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness, and when most people think of a homeless person they tend to think of someone sleeping rough on the streets. Many people who sleep rough will suffer from multiple health conditions, such as mental health problems and drug misuse, they are also in greater danger of violence than the general population.

    Statutory Homelessness - Local authorities have a duty to secure a home for some groups of people. This is often referred to as the main homelessness duty. Every year, tens of thousands of people apply to their local authority for homelessness assistance.

    Hidden Homelessness - Many people who are not entitled to help with housing, or who don’t even approach their councils for help, aren’t counted in the official statistics. Many stay in hostels, squats or B&Bs, in overcrowded accommodation or ‘concealed' housing, such as the floors or sofas of friends and family.

    Having donated excess Christmas confectionary to the homeless over the years, last year I thought it would be nice to give Costa Gift Cards, to offer a warm drink, hot sandwich and a cake - around £10.

    Whilst this small gesture won't go towards a meaningful solution to homelessness, my hope is to bring a tiny moment of joy to the most vulnerable in our community, so they feel visible and not forgotten at what must feel like the loneliest time of year.

    It would be great if as many of us as possible can give a little to make a big difference to their Christmas.

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    • Polly & Phil Gibbs3 years ago
      Polly & Phil Gibbs

      Polly & Phil Gibbs

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Wohoo, we're over the £300. Beyond generous, you lot rock & I can't wait to see the final total. There's still time to give. Please keep giving & sharing the page #JustGiveDon'tJudge #MomentOfJoy #ForgottenNotForgotten

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    • Polly & Phil Gibbs3 years ago
      Polly & Phil Gibbs

      Polly & Phil Gibbs

      3 years ago

      A Public Accounts Committee report found there were more than 9,000 rough sleepers and some 78,000 families living in temporary accommodation, including 120,000 children in temporary accommodation..... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42421583

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    • Polly & Phil Gibbs3 years ago
      Polly & Phil Gibbs

      Polly & Phil Gibbs

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We surpassed our target 🎯 🥂💋Thank you from the bottom of my ❤️ Let's see how much more we can raise to spread a little Christmas cheer. No one should feel unloved and forgotten - every one of your generous donations will make sure another homeless person receives a gift card 🎁

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    19

    • Alla Carley

      Alla Carley

      Dec 23, 2017

      Thanks Polly & Phil xxx

      £10.00

    • Kelly Teasdale

      Kelly Teasdale

      Dec 20, 2017

      Great work you guys 😘

      £20.00

    • Liz Cooke

      Liz Cooke

      Dec 19, 2017

      Wonderful idea - thank you for arranging.....

      £20.00

    • Dylis Guyan

      Dylis Guyan

      Dec 19, 2017

      Well done Polly and Phil, small thought with massive impact.

      £20.00

    • Allan & Catherine M-T

      Allan & Catherine M-T

      Dec 19, 2017

      Great idea, well done Polly & Phil x

      £20.00

    • Hailey Conmee

      Hailey Conmee

      Dec 18, 2017

      Xxx

      £10.00

    • Juliet

      Juliet

      Dec 15, 2017

      Great idea!

      £10.00

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    Polly & Phil Gibbs

    Polly & Phil Gibbs

    Oxford, United Kingdom

    Being involved in creating beautiful homes is in such stark contrast to being homeless, that it seemed fitting to shine a light on our society's usually invisible community. So I've launched my #Costa4Christmas campaign to raise money for Oxford's homeless community.

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