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Closed 29/11/2016

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£430raised of £200 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £430 to Help fund the CTTW Winter Shelter for homeless in Tunbridge Wells and the Tunbridge Wells Soup Bowl.

    Location
    Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

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    I have volunteered on a weekly basis for over a year at the Soup Bowl and have seen at first hand the great work that CCTW do for the homeless and those in need in Tunbridge Wells. At the soup bowl we provide a meal, an opportunity to talk/seek help or to simply sit round a table with others and see familiar friendly faces serving the food. We hope to be offering a Christmas Meal again this year. During the time I have been volunteering we have been delighted to see several of our guests gain housing and get 'back on their feet', sadly we also see those who, for whatever reasons (often addiction related), have been less fortunate. Any money raised will go towards buying food and some essential toiletries (where possible showers are offered).

    Over the coldest months the CCTW Winter Shelter provides 12 much needed beds for those otherwise sleeping rough. The shelter is provided in church halls, moving from one location to another. I help move beds/equipment and deliver food donated by Pret a Manger. An army of volunteers do shifts through the nights, setting up, providing an evening meal, talking with the guests, providing breakfast, packing up beds, washing bed linen etc. Without funds for food and equipment this invaluable resource would not be available and sadly more individuals would be forced to sleep rough in often very cold if not freezing conditions.

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    • Lucy Raj

      Lucy Raj

      25 days ago

      Lucy Raj

      Thank you all so much for your support - i did it! We were really lucky with the weather, which was dry for all of it. I found the last 5 miles pretty tough, so thinking of your support and those it will go to help really helped to get me to the finish line. After all the training I am happy to hang up my trainers for a while (26.2 miles really is a long way!) and today watch the election events unfold as both Clinton and Trump are here in NYC with us! Many thanks again for your generosity. Lucyxx

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    • Lucy Raj

      Lucy Raj

      a month ago

      Lucy Raj

      A huge thank you to all you very kind people who have made donations. Thinking of your kindness and the people your donations will help will spur me on tomorrow for sure. Thank you all so much for your support. lucy

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    16

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 21, 2016

      That is a fantastic effort.. well done on completing your third marathon and supporting this charity!

      £50.00

    • Nikesh Desai

      Nikesh Desai

      Nov 8, 2016

      Congratulations Lucy, such a amazing thing to do. Sorry for my late sponsorship!

      £25.00

    • The Peeps

      The Peeps

      Nov 7, 2016

      £50.00

    About the fundraiser
    Lucy Raj

    Lucy Raj

    Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

    Tonight there will be around 20 people sleeping rough in Tunbridge Wells. The shelter will be open from Monday 2 January - Sunday night 5 March 2017. The Soup Bowl operates out of various locations during the week all year round providing a mid day meal for those in need.

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