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Fundraising Comedy Night
31st July 2021

With the imminent “Freedom Day” exit out of  lockdown set for 19th July we are delighted to announce our first in person Fundraising Event in almost 16 months! 

The pandemic has seen a devastating effect on global proportions and the effect of being under this immense pressure of lockdowns and uncertainties has had a direct impact on mental health. We have all missed and craved social interactions and the simple joys of being able to sit together and have a laugh have been few and very far between. 

With this in mind we have collaborated with the dynamic and creative duo Mark Hinds and Anne Docherty from Comedy at Work to stage and evening of laughter and merriment. Mark and Anne have ensured a stellar line up of comedians,  to keep us entertained and laughing out loud, with the award winning Mel Moon headlining on the night. 

Tickets can be purchased here, and proceeds raised on the night will be contributing to our continued support of those in need in our community through our Soup Kitchen and Drop in Sessions

We are in this together

The past 14 months have been difficult and challenging for us all and for those most vulnerable the impact has been devastating.  

Since the start of the Pandemic, with the wonderful contributions and donations from local businesses and supporters, our Soup Kitchen has served over 25k meals to those most vulnerable in our community. 

We have assisted 36 emergency domestic abuse cases through our Esther Project which has also managed to continue with its drop-in support and therapy sessions.

"Our Esther Project is a community for vulnerable women who feel alone in their struggles. The women in our group suffer from a range of issues, including domestic violence, psychological abuse, addiction and mental health illnesses. They need the support of those who understand them and can help them find a new path in life. In many cases, our community can be lifesaving. The mental health struggle this past year has seen our group grow, as more women have come to us for help. Thanks to you, we’ve been there for these women. Our weekly support group welcomes women into a safe space free from judgement – we listen, and sometimes that’s all that’s needed. They meet new friends, discuss their challenges, and learn new skills to help them find work and improve their well-being, such as growing vegetables, self-care, art, dancing, yoga, cooking and more. We help them to feel empowered and to make positive changes. Two of our ladies are no longer on benefits and have recently found work – you helped make this possible."
Susan Verne
Esther Project Support Worker

Our House2Home Project has worked with limited capacity, due current guidelines, in delivering essential household items to those in need of even the most basic of household items. 

As we begin our exit from lockdown and the easing of Covid restrictions we are delighted to be launching our Spring Campaign and newsletter.  

Please click on our Newsletter Button to read more about what we have achieved together during the first few months of 2021.