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Dec 15, 2015

We have hit our target!!!

Santa Fun Run
Santa Fun Run

It is not long until Christmas now. Our new emergency beds have arrived and are in full use. So far we have taken 7 people off the streets since the 1st December and this would not have been possible without your donations and support, so thank you. We have been busy decorating the Falcon Centre and have held fundraising events including a Bag Pack and the Santa Fun Run!

 

What difference has your support made?

We asked one person off the emergency bed what it meant to recieve an emergency bed, knowing the community had funded it. His response: "It means everything to me. It shows that some people actually care and the world's not full of nasty people."

We then asked what he wants to achieve. He said "I want to start building me life and aim to get my own accommodation, have my own family and have a job to support all of us. I would like to give something back to the community when i achieve my goals in life to show i appreciate what's been done for me." 

 

Falcon Support Services have been overwhelmed with the generousity everyone has shown and we have exceeded our £2,500 target, with now over £3,500 raised! We have increased our target and hope to raise further funds so we can continue to provide emergency beds for longer throughout the winter period in to 2016.

In addition this fundraising challenge is a group competition and we are currently 2nd in the 'total raised' category, meaning we could have an additional £1,000 added to our fundraising total, or even better, if we get to the top of the leaderboard an extra £1,500. To keep up to date with our position on the leaderboard or to help us stay at the top you can view it here: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/leaderboards/gateway-challenge-winter-2015/

To make any further donations, or to spread the word to others that may be able to help, please see the link here: https://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/falconsupportservices/ 

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Dec 1, 2015

1st of December and Emergency Beds are ready

Real Life Story
Real Life Story

The 1st of December fast approached and we are set and ready to start offering Emergency Beds for those that are Rough Sleeping in Leicestershire.

 

 

Although we have not yet hit our target, we have been overwhelmed by the support from the community. We have some cash donations to add to the total, and are hopeful we can make the rest of the money in time to keep this going. Particularly, with a team registered for the Santa Fun Run and an upcoming Bag Pack in Loughborough Morrisons on the 11th December. We are also receiving some great donations from Cake, have had a large donation from the Independent Testing Company and have received food vouchers from Morrisons towards the Christmas Lunch. We also hope to be in the Loughborough Echo this week where they will be sharing the work of the #festiveshelter campaign. 

 

Clothes donations continue to come in and tomorrow we go to Mountfields Lodge School to launch a food appeal to help those less fortunate. There have also been a number of other fundraising events to help the homeless with Helping Handbags, Knit and Natter, Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough High School, NCS, Loughborough University and more all chosing to support the homeless. It was lovely to even see ex-residents come back and donate to the campaign to help others.

 

We are looking for volunteers at the moment. To help with the Bag Pack on 11th December and over the fesitve period to help at the centre. If you think you may be able to help, please email me at Rachel.Hall@falconsupportservices.org.uk.

 

Your support makes all the difference. If you can share the campaign and encourage others to support us it would be much appreciated. We hope you are having a good start to the festive season. Thank you.

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Nov 19, 2015

Winter Warmer Appeal brings in over 120 coats to the homeless

With Christmas fast approaching and a winter chill in the air we are delighted that that community and local school Loughborough High School have got behind our Winter Warmer Appeal and have donated bags and bags of coats for those that are homeless and vulnerable in our community. We are now distributing these to the residents of Youth Shelter, community members and other charities.

We have a number of other appeals currently going on in order to improve winter for the homeless so watch this space for the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, Helping Handbag Project as well as Food donations. Join the Facebook Helping Handbags - Loughborough page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1014747398547370/?fref=ts

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