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£668raised of £200 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £668 to For We Shall Overcome - to help the homeless and vulnerable in our community this Christmas

    Location
    Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 4th December 2016

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    Christmas is the hardest time of the year if you are homeless, alone, vulnerable or have mental health issues - with Austerity biting hard and cuts to so many services and budgets, there isn't a huge amount of support out there for those in most desperate need. I'll be one of 30 people sleeping rough from Midnight on Sat 3rd to 8am on Sun 4th December raising funds, as part of We Shall Overcome, to meet 12 aims that will help the local homeless and those struggling in our community.

    1) Greystones/Impact.
    Christmas Dinner for all the homeless men at our local hostel - turkey and all the trimmings for around 70 men.
    2) Infinity Initiatives.
    Christmas extras for the families they are helping and sleeping bags and warm coats for their work with the homeless locally in Tameside.
    3) Emmelines Parlour Pantry
    Gifts for women, babies and teenagers in the Refuge as well as festive treats for their food bank.
    4) Street Treats
    12 draw-string bags of Christmas gifts along with warm coats and clothes for their homeless outreach.
    5) Roofless
    A selection of Christmas treats for outreach work in the city.
    6) Pennine Pen Animal Shelter & 7) Tameside Animal Shelter
    Christmas dinner and a toy for every animal in the Shelter.
    8) Anthony Seddon Fund
    Help for patients in the Acute Mental Health ward at Tameside Hospital. Budget cuts have bitten and many have no family to support them on Christmas Day. We want to provide 40 gift packs for the patients there.
    9) Pennine Mencap
    We want to give them a special Christmas social to show them that people out there do care.
    10) Christmas Hampers
    Ten hampers for elderly, vulnerable or disabled people who have been supported with food parcels by the We Shall Overcome family at The Station pub.
    11) Tameside Against The Cuts
    Ten food parcels helping those who have been sanctioned by the Job Centre.
    12) Manchester Activists Network
    Deliver extra food and essentials to the young people in the squat in Manchester to see them through Christmas

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    • pauline town

      pauline town

      5 days ago

      pauline town

      This is incredible and will make such a huge difference to the homeless and vulnerable people in our community this Christmas - every single penny will be going to people who need help the most - Thank you all so very much for your help and your support - love always - WE SHALL OVERCOME! xxx

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    • pauline town

      pauline town

      5 days ago

      pauline town

      You are all incredible - thank you so very much for the support - because of all of you I got to tell a young homeless couple that they will have their own flat for Christmas - we are going to achieve every aim we set out to and we have now been able to add some extras from our wish list including making Christmas happen for a little boy who has just lost his Daddy to cancer at a very young age....I'll put the whole list of what we have achieved up as soon as we have final totals - thank you for making such a difference - hugs always xxx

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    • pauline town

      pauline town

      7 days ago

      pauline town

      Thank you all for the support guys - now this is going towards the deposit for a flat for a young homeless couple as well as the other aims - so you are giving two people a home of their own in time for Christmas - love always xxx

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      pauline town

      15 days ago

      pauline town

      Well, had a morning on Tameside Radio today to talk about WSO - Christmas and about the rough sleep - it's going to be a cold one!!! Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me so far - can't believe how much has already been promised. Hugs always xxx

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    35

    • Dave Traxson

      Dave Traxson

      Dec 4, 2016

    • Janice Finn.

      Janice Finn.

      Dec 4, 2016

      £10.00

    • Lorraine McColl

      Lorraine McColl

      Dec 4, 2016

      Well done everyone helping these poor blooming rough sleepers ! It's shocking what's happening in our country and with no great help from the Tory Govt ! I always donate £19 to salvation army to help

      £10.00

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    Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom

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