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£832raised of £5,000 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £832 to complete the Simon’s Place container to create a home for someone in need, in memory of Simon Mayhew.

    Bristol, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 1st September 2018

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    In Autumn 2017, we started fundraising for the Simon's Place project, in connection with Help Bristol's Homeless. As a reminder, we were aiming to raise enough money to buy a shipping container, which could then be converted into a home for someone in need, in memory of our close friend Simon Mayhew. This was a cause particularly close to his heart. The original Just Giving page can be seen here.

    This initial fundraising effort was a massive success, resulting in a total of £3,375.75 (a combination of the Just Giving amount, cash donations at the funeral and other sources). As a result of your generosity, we have been able to buy and insulate the container, as well as source external doors and windows.

    Now we have the basics covered, we are asking if you would be kind enough to help us finish what we started. Homelessness in Bristol is rising rapidly, making this project (and the work done by Help Bristol's Homeless generally) even more significant.

    We are trying as far as possible to source building materials and furnishings by seeking donations from local and national businesses. Simon's more technical friends have also volunteered their time and will be taking care of the labour. We anticipate, however, being unable to complete the work without further funds. We have a set a new target of £5,000 but would be grateful for any assistance to help make this a reality.

    If you think you may be able to help in some other way, or would like to see how the project is progressing, please contact us via the Simon's Place website.



    • Josie Stone10 days ago
      Josie Stone

      Josie Stone

      10 days ago

      It’s been a long and challenging journey but we made it! We are aiming to have the Simon’s Place container micro-flat completed just in time for Simon’s birthday (2nd December) and would love to share this day with everyone who has helped make it possible. Come on down to Help Bristol’s Homeless this Sunday at 12pm and take a look around! We’ll be having a few celebration drinks afterwards at a local pub and you are welcome to join us. Visit for details. Thank you!!

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    • Josie Stone4 months ago
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      Josie Stone

      4 months ago

      There has been massive progress over the past couple of months. Please check out the Simon's Place website for updates: Thank you once again for all your support, without which this wouldn't have been possible.

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    • Becky O’Callaghan

      Becky O’Callaghan

      Sep 1, 2018

      Such an amazing thing to be doing in Simon’s memory.Keep up the good work everyone xxx


    • Amanda Griffiths

      Amanda Griffiths

      Sep 1, 2018


    • Amy Cooke

      Amy Cooke

      Aug 31, 2018


    • John Gilmartin

      John Gilmartin

      Aug 31, 2018

      Well done Alex and all involved


    • Anonymous


      Aug 31, 2018


    • Nina Long

      Nina Long

      Aug 12, 2018

    • Alec Snook

      Alec Snook

      Jul 12, 2018

      Good work you lot x


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