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Real Change, not loose change 2017

Following the success of the 2016 campaign, and with winter upon us again, the Social Inclusion Partnership has launched Real Change, not Loose Change 2017 to continue this excellent work.

Our  target for 2017 is £16,154.

This money will support:

The Night Light Winter Shelter – opening from 1 December to 28 February at church and community locations around the town centre, providing a hot meal, clean bed and breakfast for a full seven days a week to those without homes during these coldest few months of the year. Anticipated cost: £5,000

Camrose 3rd Day – this pilot scheme for those sleeping on the streets has been such a success we are striving to extend this provision into 2018, maintaining the support and services offered to individuals with often very complex needs. Anticipated cost: £4,160

Storage solutions – Julian House provides outreach and practical support to the homeless and vulnerably housed and intends to install storage in town for items belonging to those without homes. Loss, damage and theft of belongings is a significant issue for many with no fixed abode. Anticipated cost: £5,432

The amount of time and resources that go into projects such as these cannot be underestimated and appeals such as this rely on the ongoing generosity and support of local individuals, community organisations and businesses so please help us achieve real change and make a pledge.

How can you help?

  • Pledge what you can to help us reach our target – remember no money will be debited from any of our backers should our target goal of £16,154 not be reached www.spacehive.com/real-change-basingstoke-2017
  • Donate time towards supporting local homeless charities including the Night Light winter shelter or the Camrose Centre by visiting www.basingstoke.go.uk/real-change
  • Collect non-perishable items and donate them to foodbanks and shelters
  • Spread the word to family, friends, neighbours and colleagues
  • If you are worried about someone sleeping rough, contact Streetlink on 0300 500 0914 or visit. http://streetlink.org.uk/

Many thanks in advance for your help and support from The Real Change Team
For more information please contact Natascha Shepherd: admin@bvaction.org.uk 01256 423816 and keep up to date with BVA initiatives and support via www.bvaction.org.uk

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