Gimme Shelter take 2!

Gimme Shelter Festival Fundraiser is back!

Last December’s event was so popular the team have decided to run a summer edition, again in support of YOU’s Dorset Social Inclusion Service.

The service supports vulnerably housed people into their own accommodation, helping them secure rent deposits, get back on their feet and regain independence.

Martin Saint, one of the three organisers, says of this year’s event: ‘we have outdone ourselves securing bands this time, as we have Dorset’s biggest dub-reggae band headlining in the absolutely fantastic Cuba Libre. We also have the West Country’s answer to the White Stripes, Jawbone, in the house; if you like your rock ‘n’ roll, this is not to be missed.’

Tickets for the event will be available for purchase on the door at a bargain price of £3, and there is also a Total Giving page set up for people who wish to give a little extra to this fantastic cause.

http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/gimmeshelterfest2

 

 

Advice Portsmouth: Southampton Legal Walk

A huge thankyou to everyone who donated to the Legal Walk event! The team raised an amazing £875! We’re keeping the Total Giving page open for anyone who still wishes to donate, we have a little way to go before we reach our target for the year so please do continue to share our page.

A team from our Advice Portsmouth service took part in the Southampton Legal Walk organised by the South West Legal Support trust on 8th May.

Advice Portsmouth is a pioneering service situated in the North End of Portsmouth delivering free and independent advice regarding debt, employment, welfare benefits, housing, consumer and general advice regarding family issues. The service is funded by Portsmouth City Council but every year needs to raise an additional £25k to maintain the work of its amazing advisors. £12,500 of the target has been raised so far, and the team are taking part in the sponsored walk to try and raise an additional £5k to bring them closer to the annual target.

It’s not too late to sponsor the team for this event! If you want to support the service you can do so via their Total Giving page here: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/adviceportsmouth

To find out about future sponsored walks organised by The YOU Trust or for more information on how you can run your own event, feel free to contact our team in head office via enquiries@theyoutrust.org.uk.

 

New Refuge – Furnishing Fund

In a time where we hear about the negative impact of austerity cuts on refuges throughout the country, You First have positive and exciting news for Dorset and the national network of refuge provision!

You First have secured alternative and larger refuge accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse. We’re thrilled to be able to offer a much needed safe space, but now we need your help…

The circumstances under which the women come to us often mean they arrive with minimal clothing and provisions. We aim to provide a fully functioning living space, and currently need new white goods to kit out the kitchen. Can you spare a few pounds to make this a reality?

Any support through donations and/or sharing the link to our fundraising page would be appreciated not only by You First but by the women and children living at the refuge.

http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/domesticabuserefugedonations