Weʼre raising £1,000 to help to fund a new lease van to enable us to help homeless people.
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A few years ago I had the unfortunate news that an old friend of mine had died,died on the streets as he was homeless and suffering with severe depression.
It transpired that he had been suffering depression for many years,got into debt,started abusing drugs and became desolate and desperate and eventually homeless.
This is a problem all to real in every town in every corner of our world.
After many months of talking to homeless people and charities in the East Yorkshire area I discovered that yes there is help centres but nothing that takes the help to the front line.
Hence my aim......to take help and support to the streets. I have in place agreements with some retailers to be supplied clothes,tolietries,food and advice in the form of information sheets to be given to people in there environment.
To show someone humanity in the darkest of places has the ability to turn dark into light.
I need help,help to be able to lease a small van to be able to load these items in so I can be able to pass these donations of help to where it is needed the most.
Sometimes people don't have the ability,capability or simply lack motivation to take themselves to a centre which is sometimes miles from where they are to get support so my offer is to take it to them to hopefully give them the motivation to move forward.
I myself have suffered with PTSD for 7 years after witnessing a murder and feel that with my understanding of depression and the things circled by it that I can relate.
It's a feeling that can't be beaten to be able to help someone in need and less fortunate than yourself.
A van of which I have already got details of will be a vital tool to hopefully make that difference.
I have managed to negotiate an awesome package from a local rental company for a small van. Whilst I did strive for one for free we have to appreciate that they still have costs involved yet they have delivered me an amazing offer of a van for initially 9 months.
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