Deptford charity the 999 Club is participating in Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign. Every £10 donation to buy sleeping bags for the Night Shelter will earn the local charity an additional £10 from online fundraising site Localgiving. The campaign launches at 10am on the 18th October and will end on the 17th November, or when all the funds have run out – whichever comes first! So if you’d like to donate, and attract extra funds to help local people, it’s vital you get in quick.
The 999 Club provides a warm welcome to homeless people from across south London, offering showers and laundry facilities for rough sleepers. The Night Shelter will re-open in early January 2017 and is need of extra sleeping bags.
Through advocacy, advice and employability training, the charity supports people in finding a place to live, finding a job, and gaining the confidence and skills to live productively and independently.
To buy a sleeping bag for the Night Shelter visit https://localgiving.org/appeal/sleepcosy/ after 10am on 18th October and make a donation to keep local homeless people warm and safe this winter.
“Sleeping bags provide people with a comfortable night’s sleep. We use them in the Night Shelter, and hand them out to rough sleepers who come into the Gateway,” said Peter Wood, Chief Executive, 999 Club. “The Night Shelter is sometimes the first point of contact we have with people. They are more able to face the challenge of finding a place to live and a new job once they have slept somewhere warm and eaten a decent meal. The journey away from homelessness can be long and complicated, this is the simple first step on that journey.”
During Localgiving’s Grow your Tenner campaign, one-time donations will be matched pound-for-pound up to £10 and monthly donations up to £10 per month for three months. That means for a one-time £10 donation with Gift Aid, the 999 Club will receive £21.67. A monthly Direct Debit could result in over £80 worth of funding.
Stephen Mallinson, Chief Executive of Localgiving, said: “Local charities are at the forefront of every community, offering vital services and supporting the most vulnerable people in society. Localgiving hopes that through the Grow Your Tenner campaign, more people are able to connect with charities and community groups like the 999 Club and offer their support.”