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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Support the Trussell Trust Food Bank Portsmouth and Pompey in the community

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Now in it's 5 year! The Reverse Advent Calendar is back please help us reach our target #TogetherWeCan

The reverse advent calendar came about 4 years ago as I saw first hand there was a need for support and kindness to the local community who were struggling especially during the hard months of winter. So with the support of my line manager the idea was launched in our office, on a small scale, with a few items being added to a box which would eventually be delivered to a local homeless shelter/ kitchen.

As the word spread throughout the different departments across the University, the donations came flooding in from like minded colleagues who wanted to give something back. We had so many thoughtful donations we were able to support many charities including the soup kitchen, a local women’s shelter and a hostel for young homeless. Year on year the campaign has grown, enabling us to help more and more deserving causes across our City. Facebook and Instagram accounts were set up in order to engage with more people and businesses across the City who all wanted to get involved.

This year we are supporting Pompey in the Community with their various outreach charities one of which includes Re-Fit - a sports therapy programme delivered in partnership with Society of St James, offering free educational, sport and employment support activities to adults (18+) who are affected by these complex issues: criminality, substance misuse, homelessness, and mental health. Taking part in regular exercise and group activities can significantly improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and our service users report significant improvements in their physical and mental health, self-esteem and social interaction.

We will also be providing help to the Trussell Trust Food Bank - The food bank has seen some really unprecedented numbers using their services during the pandemic - cash donations help them buy what they need and when they need it!

"This winter, food banks are expecting to give out an emergency food parcel every nine seconds."

From the Trussell Trust - "We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK".

As well as purchasing food and essentials for those who need it, the Trussell Trust also offers compassionate, practical support to people in crisis to tackle the root causes that lock people into poverty and build people’s resilience so they are less likely to need a food bank in the future.

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

Thank you for your donations - every pound raised will go towards helping people in need in our City. #MakeADifference #KindnessMatters #BeTheChange #TogetherWeCan

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  • Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick1 month ago
    Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick

    Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick

    1 month ago

    We are at 86% of our target!! Can you help us reach our target of £5,000 so we can help the charities who are on the ground providing help, advice, care and support for those who need it most in our city. Please donate a few quid if you can and make a difference to someone this winter. Thank you xx

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  • Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick2 months ago
    Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick

    Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick

    2 months ago

    Woo Hoo! Keep those donations coming in we have reached our first £1000! This will help the charities buy what they need when they need it through the winter months. This winter looks deeply uncertain for many. People across the City are going hungry and skipping meals just so they can pay the bills. Your support can take away fear and dread. It can help the network of food banks reach more people with the emergency food and support they need to get through the winter.

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  • Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick3 months ago
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    Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick

    3 months ago

    Hello thanks for your donations so far! Keep them coming they are so needed in our City. It's not too late to get involved. Email if you'd like a poster or more information. Set up a box in your office/home/gym and ask people to drop off much needed items for the Foodbank and Pompey in the community charities we are supporting this year. Please fill your boxes with Chocolates/Biscuits/Gift Sets/Toiletries/Jam/Juice Thank you. We collect cash donations too so the charities can buy what they need when it's needed eg. Gluten free/Halal/Dairy Free

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    Jan 4, 2022

    From our Christmas Raffle.

    £80.00

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    The Mehta’s

    Dec 24, 2021

    £100.00

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    Chas

    Dec 23, 2021

    £40.00

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    Dec 22, 2021

    £42.75

  • Christine

    Christine

    Dec 21, 2021

    Well done and fantastic work

    £30.00

  • Mohammed Miah - TCL Global

    Mohammed Miah - TCL Global

    Dec 20, 2021

    £500.00

  • Clare Pitkin

    Clare Pitkin

    Dec 20, 2021

    Well done Hayley and to everyone involved this year!

    £20.00

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Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick

Hayley Wheeler & Stephen Philbrick

Portsmouth

Now in it's 5th year! The Reverse Advent Calendar Portsmouth. Helping those in need during the long, cold winter months. Please help us raise vital funds for those in need in our City. Thank you so much Hayley xx #KindnessMatters

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