Helping the homeless at Christmas

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Helping the homeless at Christmas

Helping the homeless at Christmas

Helping Sunderland's Homeless By Helping Sunderland's Homeless

We are sixth form students organising a Christmas music concert to help pay for winter care packages for the homeless in Sunderland

Sunderland Idea stage

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All Mackems find the winter months longer and colder. But for the homeless population of Sunderland it is even harder. We will put on a concert featuring acts from the local area, with stalls to raise the proceedings. With the money raised we will produce packages containing warm clothing, food, water etc. This will show that people in the local area do care about the problem of homelessness on there doorstep. Our dedicated group of 20 are passionate in what we are wanting to achieve and making a difference to people's lives, we will also be using our connections with the local soup kitchen at Bethany Church to help make sure everything is done to a good standard.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create the Christmas packages from the local donations, including warm clothing, toiletries, etc
  • Put on a music concert to engage people in the issue and to raise funds

Why it's a great idea:

The issue of homeless has become ever more prevalent in our society. The number of homeless people in the UK is on the rise. This is particularly prominent in the North East of England. Many people from the region do not realise how widespread this problem is but are ever willing to help people in particular those close to home. The number of people sleeping rough in the North East increased by 30% from 2013 to 2014. While we are aware we can't completely eradicate this problem, we are able to make those who are affected by homelessness a little bit more comfortable during the festive period.

Steps to get it done:

  • Coordinate our group of dedicated volunteers
  • Plan our event and venue
  • Work with Centrepoint to help plan and distribute the packages

We would like to thank you for the support and donations!

Location Sunderland

About the space

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Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £973

Food supply - £600 (62%)
Dental hygiene products - £133 (14%)
Sanitary products/Condoms - £81 (8%)
Cleansing Wipes - £50 (5%)
Water - £15 (2%)
Other - £94 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Food supply
Dental hygiene products
Sanitary products/Condoms
Cleansing Wipes
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £973

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