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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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Changing lives in the Covid-19 crisis

Thank you so much to everyone who has lent their support, either directly to Charity Link, including via our ‘Meeting the Need campaign ( or via the new There With You Fund launched by LeicestershireLive. You can read about some of the clients who we’ve already been able to help during the crisis here.  This is only possible with your support. Thank you.

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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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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.