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£250raised of £250 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £250 to Help give Hot Chocolate to the homeless people of Northampton over November & December. All extra donations will be donated to Hope Centre.

    Location
    Northampton, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 20th December 2016

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    Homelessness in Northampton is a huge problem, everywhere you turn someone is sleeping rough. And we can't stand around and do nothing anymore!
    So this year a few friends and I (Ewa and Reece) decided, realistically what can we do? We were inspired by a couple I met last year one evening in the town centre, who were going around handing out a warm drink to the homeless. I thought it was such a wonderful thing that they were doing. Because although we can't solve homelessness, a cuppa and a chat may just make someone's day. You never know, it may just be the thing that makes them not feel forgotten about.
    Ewa, Reece and myself decided that this is what we are going to do this year, we opened it up to the people we work with and were shocked at how many people wanted to join in, or help in some way. It really did make me proud of the people I work with and know.

    The plan at the moment is - once every two weeks during November and December on a evening go out and give hot chocolate to the homeless of Northampton and have a chat. The more people that get involved mean that we may be able to go weekly. We will go out in small groups so as to cover more of the town.

    The money we raise will go towards the costs of flasks, hot chocolate and paper cups. We may use some money to hand out water bottles etc.

    All money left over will be donated to the local homeless shelter - Northampton Hope centre.

    Some people have offered to bake, or make soup etc, which is amazing. Basically we will do what we can!

    So please, if you feel like you can donate anything, it would be very welcome.

    Thank you for taking your time to read this.

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    • Sarah Grinsted

      Sarah Grinsted

      4 months ago

      Sarah Grinsted

      Thank you soo much to everyone who joined in this evening and those who helped it come together. It went well, we have worked out some teething problems. It was quiet on the streets tonight, hopefully because people had found beds. But those that we did help and get to speak to, it made a difference. At the end of the day even if we don't help anyone we still have the best intentions. So I'm proud of our work tonight :-) roll on next week Xx A huge Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Xx

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    • Sarah Grinsted

      Sarah Grinsted

      4 months ago

      Sarah Grinsted

      Wow only a few hours in and we are at £43! Thankyou everyone who is donating! You are all wondeful! Please share the page with others. And together we can hopefully make a difference. :-)

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    4 months ago

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    28

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 19, 2016

      Great work, nice one.

      £22.00

    • Zoe Billingham

      Zoe Billingham

      Nov 18, 2016

      £5.00

    • Ellie Broome

      Ellie Broome

      Nov 17, 2016

      Such a lovely cause hope you raise your target and more! Xxx

      £3.00

    About the fundraiser
    Sarah Grinsted

    Sarah Grinsted

    Northampton, United Kingdom

    I just want to help people anyway I can. No one truly knows how much of a positive effect a Random Act of Kindness can have on some one. So let's do them as often as we can.

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