Helping hands at the ready in London!

Phone lines open in London on Wednesday 17 May at 10am.  Please call Emma Francis on 07867 550491.  

Don't forget to look at the size of the challenge indicated by the key at the bottom of the page.

604   The Toiletry Hamper Challenge

Challenge group size:  F

St Joseph's Hospice

What's the challenge?

St Joseph’s Hospice cares for and supports people affected by serious illness. They try to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions and help them live life to the full, to the very end. Supporting families and carers is also an important part of what they do. 

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St Joseph’s Hospice patients often arrive without any toiletries of their own. Sometimes they can’t afford them, but often these things slip your mind when you’re seriously ill, so St Joseph’s  always need supplies in store.  Your challenge is to raise some money and use it to purchase specified  toiletries.

100% Matching

605 Box Clever

Challenge group size:  F

St Joseph's Hospice

What's the challenge?

St Joseph’s Hospice cares for and supports people affected by serious illness. They try to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions and help them live life to the full, to the very end. Supporting families and carers is also an important part of what they do. 

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One of most successful ways St Joseph’s raise money is by placing collection boxes in shops, pubs and other venues.  Your challenge is to find new venues for boxes,  especially in the City of London and Canary Wharf .  On average, each collection box raises £56, enough to pay for over three hours of nursing care. The current champions placed 19 boxes in one day. Can you beat that and claim the top spot? top

606  Roll up, roll up

Challenge group size:  F

ACLT

What's the challenge?

ACLT works to increase the number of people on the UK stem cell, blood and organ donor registers. They exist to provide a lifeline to those living with blood cancer or other illnesses where a transplant is required to save a life.

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Gather a team to work alongside ACLT staff and volunteers at one of their bigger awareness and donor registration events. Raise some money to help pay for ACLT wristbands, pens and key rings, which are handed used to raise awareness.

100% Matching

 

 

607  Brushing up in Brixton

Challenge group size:  L

Bounce Back

What's the challenge?

Bounce Back is a Charity and a Social Enterprise focussed on training and employment of ex-offenders, based in Brixton. They give people a chance to see a career path, gain confidence, obtain a reference to move on or, in some cases, stay with the team in the social enterprise.

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Gather a team of up to 10 people to do a day’s painting and decorating of Bounce Back’s new building, alongside some of their service.

 

608  All packed!

Challenge group size:  F

CLIC Sargent

What's the challenge?

When cancer strikes young lives, CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and family.

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Raise money and then use it to buy items for emergency care packs for the families of their young people. The packs will be used when they unexpectedly have to stay away from home while on hospital trips etc.

100% Matching  

 

 

 

 

 

 

609  Goodies galore!

Challenge group size:  F

C4WS Homeless project

What's the challenge?

C4WS Homeless project helps those experiencing homelessness find accommodation and start the process of rebuilding their lives. Each week at their Friday drop-n club, C4WS welcomes around fifty visitors.

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To raise enough money to enable you to organise fifty goody bags of food, clothing and toiletries that can be handed to members to take away and enjoy.

 

100% Matching  

 

610  Bag this!

Challenge group size:  F

The Albert Kennedy Trust

What's the challenge?

The Albert Kennedy Trust is the UK’s LGBT youth homelessness charity. Providing support from emergency accommodation to homes with carers, mentoring, training and support to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Many of the young people they work with have experienced rejection, abuse and/or violence.

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Raise money to purchase care packages for their young people. (consisting of items such as rucksacks, toiletries, towels, cheap mobile phone handsets, tracksuits). Followed by a visit to the the AKT offices to make up the care packages.

 

 100% Matching  

 

 

 

 

611  Food, glorious food

Challenge group size:  F

Barking Food bank

What's the challenge?

Barking Food bank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

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Gather a team to collect specified foods (tins, pasta etc) or raise money to buy the food.  Take it to the Food Bank in Barking and help sort through it.

100% Matching   

 

612  Belt & Braces

Challenge group size:  S-M

AFRIL

What's the challenge?

AFRIL is a small charity in south-east London, working with refugees and asylum seekers to relieve poverty and social isolation. They help an average of 120 people a week with education, family support services, and access to emergency supplies.

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AFRIL collect donations of clothes to give to their service users and have recently been given a room to store these clothes in Greenwich.  The room needs clearing out, the clothes need sorting and some shelves need putting together.  Could you help?

 

 

 

613  'Allot' to do

Challenge group size:  S-M

AFRIL

What's the challenge?

AFRIL is a small charity in south-east London, working with refugees and asylum seekers to relieve poverty and social isolation. They help an average of 120 people a week with education, family support services, and access to emergency supplies.

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AFRIL have been given an allotment in South East London for their service users to grow food on.  The allotment needs digging over as it's very overgrown.  If you fancy raising a bit of money too, they'd love some bark chipping for the pathway.

 

  

 

 

 

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