Thursday, 15 July 2010

Please buy a soap and help this charity help homeless people

Every penny from this listing for a gift box of bath melts and from this listing for handmade soaps will go to the Hilary Stent Awards for homeless people.
Buyers pay direct via the JustGiving page so you know every penny will go to the charity.  
 I am happy to donate all the items, times are hard for everyone making it much harder for charities right now. The awards help people get back on their feet after tough times.

You don't have to buy soap or melts to help this charity!  
If you can spare just one pound it will help. Donations can be made 
via their JustGiving page

The Hilary Stent Awards were created in 2001 as an annual award for homeless and formerly homeless people who are trying to make big steps in their lives and as a way to remember the remarkable contribution Hilary made to the lives of so many during her life.

The awards are presented to those people with the best idea of making the big step away from homelessness.  There are no preconceptions about what the winning ideas must be, but Thamesreach are particularly interested in ones that are ambitious, unusual, make a big difference to the life of the person seeking the award and, most importantly, originate from the homeless or formerly homeless person themselves.
Previous awards have included a laptop, driving lessons, carpentry tools, a music keyboard and lessons in various classes. One award was for painting and decorating equipment for someone to set up employment.

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.  Their vision is to end street homelessness.  Thames Reach assists rough sleepers on the street, houses people in a range of hostels and supported accommodation projects and helps isolated or vulnerable people to develop new skills, take up training and work and build meaningful relationships within their communities.

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