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£680raised of £1,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £680 to Help Homeless Women - North East project

    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 31st December 2016

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    I am raising money to support my project "Helping Homeless Women in the North East. The project helps homeless women and vulnerable women in short term accommodation with handbag donations containing sanitary products, new knickers, hygiene products, basic essential items, snacks, hats, scarves and gloves. The donations are given to charities, projects, refuges and foodbanks in the area.

    I started the project because one of the issues is women don't get free sanitary products or if they do they may be given one pad to last the whole period. This as you can imagine makes life very difficult and uncomfortable. Some of the women end up using a piece of cloth that they have to keep washing out or toilet paper which is deeply upsetting as no-one should have to do that. I help to ease that problem with donations of sanitary pads, tampons, panty liners that we take for granted as well as hats, scarves, gloves, survival blankets to keep warm in the cold weather.

    I run a few campaigns a year to keep supplying charities and projects with donations. The biggest being at Christmas when items are in more demand.

    You can get more information from my Facebook Group "Helping Homeless Women - North East. I am always looking for volunteers to support the campaigns throughout the year.

    The money raised will go towards:
    * buying sanitary pads, tampons, panty liners, new knickers, hygiene products
    * ladies pyjamas for vulnerable women in refuges
    * transport to collect and deliver handbags to charities and projects across the North East of England
    * storage to store the handbags and other donations
    * providing free pamper days offering haircuts, manicures etc.
    * free relaxation classes / workshops for vulnerable women in the region

    Please help by contributing to this worthy cause.

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    • Gill Minto

      Gill Minto

      2 months ago

      Gill Minto

      The project's Christmas campaign has been amazing. We have collected over 1,000 bags across the North East containing sanitary products, hygiene products, basic essential items, snacks, scarves, hats, gloves and warm socks to help charities, homeless outreach projects, refuges and food banks to support homeless women and vulnerable women in the local area.

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    • Gill Minto

      Gill Minto

      3 months ago

      Gill Minto

      The Christmas campaign is going really well. We are getting lots of bag donations across the North East to support the growing list of charities, outreach projects, refuges and food banks asking for help. The Salvation Army took some donations today for some homeless women in the Newcastle area.

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    • Gill Minto

      Gill Minto

      3 months ago

      Gill Minto

      Thanks for your donations to help the project. I really appreciate your support.

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    Supporters

    11

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 8, 2016

      £30.00

    • Deborah Elliott

      Deborah Elliott

      Nov 28, 2016

      Great work xx

      £20.00

    • Charlotte Angus

      Charlotte Angus

      Nov 27, 2016

      Great work - keep going x

      £10.00

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    Gill Minto

    Gill Minto

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    I am raising money to support homeless women and vulnerable women in short term accommodation with handbag donations containing sanitary products, new knickers, hygiene products, snacks, hats, scarves and gloves etc. to make life a little bit easier.

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