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£785raised of £500 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £785 to Create a series of "Socks and Sanitary" gift packages for the homeless population in the Cambridge area.

    Cambridge, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th November 2018

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    Story

    We believe that while our society refuses to recognise and correctly support our local homeless community, a harmful stereotype grows - we want to introduce a more empathetic, 'human' approach to helping people on our streets.

    We are a group of teenagers who have chosen to spend our summer participating in the National Citizen Service - a government-introduced scheme which encourages young people to engage with their local community. We've chosen to create a social action project which we hope will benefit the wellbeing of the homeless population in the Cambridge area. Having considered the products which we believe to be necessary for hygiene and wellbeing, and researched the most appreciated items as stated by a variety of homeless charities, we have decided to create "Socks and Sanitary" care packages, containing a pair of socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, and sanitary towels (which are rarely donated). Each will cost only a couple of pounds for us to produce and we hope to distribute the packages to the largest number of people as we can over the next couple of weeks.

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    • Holly Derrett5 months ago
      Holly Derrett

      Holly Derrett

      5 months ago

      On behalf of our team, thank you so immensely much for helping us reach our target, particularly so quickly. The support we've had has been overwhelming and we are pleased to be able to help so many more people due to your generosity. The JustGiving page will remain up for another week and we will continue to welcome donations, with the money being distributed between several homeless charities and night shelters in the Cambridge area. Thank you again for your continued support, Team 5

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    • Holly Derrett5 months ago
      Holly Derrett

      Holly Derrett

      5 months ago

      Thank you all so much for the incredible support so far! We've since been able to purchase more items, including deodorant and antibacterial wipes to include in the packages, as well as being able to create a greater number of packages altogether. Due to your generosity, we've also been able to purchase more durable, reusable PVC toiletries bags, meaning they will have a greater use in the long run as well. Thank you again, your support is so greatly appreciated. Team 5

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    Page last updated on: 8/20/2018 9:26 AM

    Supporters

    33

    • Keith

      Keith

      Aug 20, 2018

      Well done Holly - great work.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 1, 2018

      I love socks I do xxxx

    • Molly Ruth

      Molly Ruth

      Jul 31, 2018

      Such a wonderful thing to do x

      £5.00

    • Alison Powell

      Alison Powell

      Jul 30, 2018

      A great cause, well done!

      £10.00

    • Paul & Vanya

      Paul & Vanya

      Jul 30, 2018

      £10.00

    • Pav, Mole, Helena, Katerina & Natalya

      Pav, Mole, Helena, Katerina & Natalya

      Jul 30, 2018

      Great cause - well done to all of you for taking part in such a worthwhile initiative. Hope the project is a fabulous success!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 28, 2018

      Well done all

      £10.00

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    Cambridge, UK

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