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Alex Climbs Everest For Charity Link!

Thank you to Alex Gemmell in Leicester who has taken on our Climb Mount Everest Challenge to raise funds for us during the Covid-19 crisis.  By day 13 of the Challenge Alex has completed 558 flights of stairs – that’s 26,226 steps and nearly half way to the summit.  See photos of Alex in action on our social media pages and if you’d like to lend your support you can sponsor Alex on her online giving page here.

Thanks to everyone who has sponsored Alex’s fantastic efforts, helping her to raise £240 so far.

It’s not too late to join in – take on a stepping challenge of any scale and any time period to help raise vital funds.   Click on the link above to find out more about the Challenge.

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Robin was trying to start again

Robin had been through a difficult time and had just been discharged from a Mental Health Unit. He had just moved into his new home. Robin had lost all his belongings, was vulnerable and desperately trying to cope. We helped immediately and bought a bed and cooker so Robin can start rebuilding his life.

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Lily just wanted to stay in her own home

At 94 Lily’s health had deteriorated, she could no longer manage the stairs at home, was sleeping downstairs and used a commode. To stay at home she needed a stair lift, but Lily survived on a state pension. We helped immediately and purchased a stair lift so Lily can stay at home independently.

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Reema was alone

Reema, 17, left home due to abuse. Now living at a hostel she continued with school, but only had thin summer clothes, no coat and worn sandals during winter. Saving up to buy new things meant going without food. We helped immediately to provide new clothes and supported Reema through The Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation.

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Every night Stacey had to sleep on the floor

Margaret has been looking after Stacey, her grandaughter, since Stacey’s mum died after giving birth. Margaret is disabled and the family survive on disability and child benefits. Stacey’s bed was broken so she was sleeping on the floor. Margaret couldn’t afford to buy a new one. So we did, just £165 made a difference.

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David was homeless

David was homeless sleeping in a church crypt during winter, he had no income and had not eaten for 3 days. We acted immediately and gave David food vouchers. We provided a bond on a rented property, funds for a suit and arranged for work experience. Just £210 got David off the street and back into work.