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Kerry Lenihan raised £370 from 22 supporters


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£370raised of £50 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £370 to help keep those on the streets of Birmingham fed, clean and safe this Winter

    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 20th September 2017

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    Operation Drawstring initially began as a social action project which aimed to spread some cheer to those on the streets of Birmingham this Christmas. However this has now advanced into a year round operation. Providing support, essentials and advice throughout the seasons. The campaign is very simple, it involves members of the public putting together a drawstring bag (waterproof, durable, and easily portable) of essentials and some luxuries for a member of the homeless community.

    A small team of volunteers then carry out regular street walks to hand out the bags with any spare bags are distributed to hostels/shelters after each walkround.

    We managed to collect, pack and distribute over 500 bags last year and aim to double that in 2017.

    Hike For Drawstring is part of this year's Winter fundraising efforts. Hikers will take a signposted route through the Peak District area totally approx. 20 miles. The sponsorship you raise will go towards our biggest ever Christmas Campaign.



    • Kerry Lenihan1 year ago
      Kerry Lenihan

      Kerry Lenihan

      1 year ago

      We did it guys! It took just under 7 hours. Just wanted to say a big thanks to all those who have supported us in any way and all those who have donated generously. The page will be open for another 2 weeks if anyone would still like to contribute. Kerry xxx

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    Page last updated on: 9/18/2017 12:39 PM



    • Dave Farris

      Dave Farris

      Sep 18, 2017


    • Imogen Macintosh

      Imogen Macintosh

      Sep 6, 2017

      Fabulous effort Marth!! Well done 😊😊 love Im and James xxx


    • Karolina Edge

      Karolina Edge

      Sep 5, 2017

      Well done ladies! Fantastic cause :)


    • Susie


      Sep 5, 2017

      Well done gang! Great job xxx


    • Cathy Rincon

      Cathy Rincon

      Sep 5, 2017

      Well done Kerry & Martha. Great cause x

    • Dean Langford

      Dean Langford

      Sep 4, 2017

      Well done everyone


    • Tom Chapell

      Tom Chapell

      Sep 4, 2017


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    Kerry Lenihan

    Kerry Lenihan

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    I am the founder of Operation Drawstring. I am very passionate about local community, and believe more can be achieved when we work together.

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