We help disadvantaged people in the community – and this helps the community as a whole. Local organisations support our work and together we help to create a rich and supportive community of understanding and friendly people.
Our community partners never cease to amaze us with the wonderfully creative ways that they fundraise. Here is just a small taster of what some of our partners have been up to:
- The Commando Temple (right), Deptford, held a fitness endurance challenge and raised over £600.
- Gail’s Bakery, Blackheath, donate their delicious, artisan bread to feed the homeless each day, delivered to us by volunteers.
- Liz, a local supporter, held a series of coffee mornings to support our work with regular donations.
- Students at Goldsmiths University, New Cross, held a cake sale at their rag week and donated the proceeds.
- Pupils from the Edmund Waller School, New Cross, chose to support us as part of a project to help pupils learn more about homelessness. As well as changing perceptions about homelessness they held a whole series of events through the year to support our work and are continuing to support us into 2016.
- A group of friends in Greenwich went carol singing to raise money.
Want to get involved?
If you would like to support our work we would love to hear from you. No matter how big or small, the fundraising efforts of our community go a long way to making our area a safer, better and happier place.
Local students get creative
In 2014 the Edmund Waller School Council voted to raise awareness about homelessness, and raise money to help homeless people. Peter Wood, the 999 Club Chief Executive, visited the school and talked to the Councillors about the social, economic and emotional reasons for people becoming homeless. Councillors wanted their classmates to understand why people become homeless, and to help fundraise by donating some of their own money rather than just asking their parents! The Councillors ran an assembly to tell the school what they had learnt about homelessness, and to explain why and how everyone could support the 999 Club.
The Councillors used their creative imaginations and worked really hard organising a series of fundraising activities, throughout the year, to buy sleeping bags for service users of the 999 Club, so each guest had a warm, clean bed for the night at the Winter Night Shelter. Events included:
- A pyjama day – children made a donation to come to school in their PJs.
- Guess the number of sweets in a jar.
- Pre-loved bring-and-buy sale.Children brought clothes and toys they no longer used that other children could buy.
- A raffle at the Summer Fair for a chance to win a prize signed by David Walliams and prizes donated by HarperCollins Children’s Books.