Our Work So Far
Below is a listing of the work in chronological order and impact that the team has had throughout Newcastle, covering all of our projects, events and work undertaken. It displays all of what we do, from the small fundraiser to our main projects.
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Operation Rucksack was the first major project that we undertook.
The society fundraised, and used these funds to purchase rucksacks. These were then given to groups of students, to fill with items to be given out to those on the street. The items included hat, gloves, water, biscuits, toothbrushes and toothpaste and more.
After a phenomenal response from the students, we managed to create 20 full ruckscaks of essential items and equipment for those in Newcastle. As our first major project, this was a great outcome, and has paved the way for our ShoeBox appeal of 2018.
Proggy mat project
Our second ever project, this was with the aim of improving sleeping conditions of homeless in Newcastle.
We collaborated with the Marine Science society, and created sleeping mats out of plastic carrier bags. These were durable, insulating and water resistant, meaning that the homeless in Newcastle could use them and keep themselves warmer and drier than before.
Each full sized mat took 200+ bags to make, and a variety of full size sleep on and smaller sit on mats were created. These were then handed out to the homeless and rough sleeper population in Newcastle, as well as given to People’s Kitchen for their team to hand out.
ymca sleepout 2017
We completed a Sleepout to help the local YMCA youth group in Newcastle.
We raised funds fo them to ensure that children in Newcastle can continue using their youth club facilities, and recieving the help and support they need to develop and improve their lot in life.
Shoe Box Appeal
In 2017 and 2018, we completed our first ShoeBox appeals, alongside Destiny Streetworx. We collaboarated with different student groups across both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities to get shoeboxes filled with goods and essentials for homeless in Newcastle. Then, alongside our friends at Destiny, we went around Newcastle handing out the boxes, ensuring that everyone we came to had at least some form of treat to open at Christmas time.