Post Tagged with: “Homelessness”

Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

By Alice Young Leeds homelessness charity St George’s Crypt has highlighted the work of the volunteers as crucial to their operation this Christmas. Olivia Quick, development officer, said their volunteers will be at the heart of Christmas day – St George’s Crypt will serve a traditional Christmas dinner, hand out presents and host a volunteer live band. The charity encouraged […]

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The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

By Richard Liddle Nearly 250 fundraisers slept outside at the Emerald Headingley Stadium last night to raise money for Leeds charities helping homeless and vulnerable people. The Big Sleep is a shared event between St. George’s Crypt, St. Gemma’s Hospice and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, with the proceeds split equally between the three. This is the third year the event […]

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Charity fundraisers prepare to sleep out at Headingley Stadium for the Leeds Big Sleep

Charity fundraisers prepare to sleep out at Headingley Stadium for the Leeds Big Sleep

By Alice Young Charity fundraisers prepare to swap their warm beds for sleeping bags at the Leeds Big Sleep this Thursday November 28 at Emerald Headingley Stadium. The Leeds Big Sleep is a collaborative fundraising event which brings the Leeds community together to raise money and awareness for three local charities; St George’s Crypt, Leeds Rhinos Foundation and St Gemma’s […]

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Tampon Tax funding for Simon on the Streets to tackle women’s hidden homeless in Leeds

Photo provided by Simon on the Streets

by Emily Horner West Yorkshire-based homelessness charity, Simon on the Streets, has been awarded a grant from the Government’s Tampon Tax to help end women’s homelessness. They are one of 29 charities across England to have received this grant. It is using this funding to build services and develop partnerships between women’s homelessness and specialist women’s sector charities. It will […]

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Homeless people in Leeds say they’re split into two categories: hidden and forgotten

Neville Street, Leeds.

By Grace Pritchard Leading Leeds homeless charity Simon on the Streets has highlighted a group of “hidden” homeless people in the city who are missing out on provision and support on offer.   The charity is aiming to bridge the gaps where government policies such as the Rough Sleeper Initiative exclude certain groups of homeless people.  Simon on the Streets offers […]

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Leeds: Homeless Street Angels are granted official charity status a week after losing their outreach van

Homeless Street Angels

By Alice Young Homeless Street Angels, a Leeds homelessness charity, has been granted official charity status just one week after their outreach van was written off.  Founded by twin sisters Becky and Shelley Joyce, Homeless Street Angels provide outreach every Thursday evening on the streets of Headingley and Leeds city centre – with trolleys of clothes, hot meals and toiletries.  […]

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Comedians unite to tackle serious problem of homelessness

Comedians unite to tackle serious problem of homelessness

By Kate Whitaker A SERIES of comedy nights are running throughout December across the UK to raise money for homeless charities.

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