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Emily Grenville-Grey

Running the London Marathon for The 999 Club

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I've lived in Deptford for nearly six years now. It's changed with time - there's a few more fancy wine bars than when I first got here - but one thing that hasn't changed is the prevalence of homeless individuals, which has been increasing. Official figures show that rough sleeping in England grew by 15% in 2017, people sleeping rough in freezing temperatures, day in, day out and the highest numbers on record.[/p][p]There are familiar faces, people who often ask for money, who are still up and down the high street and who obviously haven't found a resolution to their situation. As a single lady, often on her own, I often find it pretty intimidating and am ashamed that I often walk past, eyes cast down. It's hard to know what constructive actions it's possible to take to help people find a path to a home and to a job, or just to a cup of tea and a chat in a safe environment, but this seems like a good start! Good money to a good cause, to help, somehow. [/p][p][b]The 999 Club[/b] is a small charity providing advice, advocacy, shelter, health checks and activities for homeless people in Lewisham & South London. They have a shelter on Deptford Broadway and offers stability, encouragement and expertise to enable people to overcome the issues that led to their homelessness, or have put them at risk of losing their accommodation. They support people in gaining the confidence and skills needed to make changes in their lives. [/p][p]As some of you may know, I started Chap and Darling 2 years ago around this time in order to fundraise for the MS Society and run the London Marathon in 2017. I've been trading in Greenwich Market and Deptford Market Yard, beyond the fundraising, continuing with 'my hobby that got out of hand' and last summer I raised funds for Reach Out (a mentoring charity in North London) and ran the Hackney Half marathon, but this time it's much closer to home. [/p][p]I'm planning to raise the funds through lots of fun knitting workshops, donating all the profits and smashing my fundraising targets to contribute to an amazing cause, which is active in my community and helping to support and raise the people I share my home with. There's people who might be out there tonight, struggling in the cold, but with your donation there will be a place where they can get some structured support, a shower and a warm bed, that makes thought of tomorrow night a little brighter. [/p][p]£15 pays for one person to have a bed for the night[/p][p]£50 pays for one support and advice consultation[/p][p]£100 pays for a session with a tutor[/p][p]£750 keeps the 999 club open for one day[/p][p]... let's see how many days we can keep it open for![/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Apr 28, 2019


Apr 28, 2019

Lynn V

Well done Emily - not satisfied with just the challenge of running a marathon you have challenged yourself to raise funds in different ways. i have such huge respect and admiration for you. Go Em! xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Pete and Ali

Good luck Emily - you are inspirational.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019


Go Emily!!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2019

Lento of London

Cheese and wine tasting class x10 tickets


Apr 24, 2019


Hope to see you on the route!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019


MADEptford Workshops... 1 x ticket for Islamic Drawing (£6) 10 x tickets for Embroidery (£60) 4 x tickets for Macrame (£20) 13 x tickets for Candle Making (£65) 10 x tickets for Italian Wine and Cheese (£50) 22 x tickets for Arm Knitting (£330)


Apr 5, 2019


From Depop -for the Swap Shop @ MADEptford


Apr 4, 2019

Jenny and Tony Storey

Good luck - Rachel’s Mum & Dad

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 3, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid