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Emily Grenville-Grey

Running the London Marathon for The 999 Club

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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£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Chap and Darling

21 Arm knitters and 4 Cecils - Thank you So Much!!



Chap and Darling

A Big Carol and Cybil from Etsy - Thanks William!!!



Chap and Darling

Project Bag bought on the website 4th Jan - Thanks!



Chap and Darling

5 Bookings of Arm Knitting @ the book club on Eventbrite! Many thanks!



Chap and Darling

8 x Roll Top Canvas Bags on Etsy!! Thanks All!!



Chap and Darling

2 x Project Bags at Flea Market - thank you!



Chap and Darling

2 x Cecils on Etsy, 3rd-9th Dec - Thank You!!



Chap and Darling

1 Cecil Sold on Etsy! - Thanks!




Arm Knitting Workshop at Little Nans