7 Days to respond to homelessness crisis

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15 Jun 2017
by Victoria Harrison

To help tackle homelessness a local charity is asking many people to do a little at the end of June for many who only have a little.

Homelessness has more than doubled in the UK since 2010 and Framework, a charity that already supports nearly 12,000 people annually, hopes to do even more this summer to help people in need.

‘Do It For Framework’ Week (26th June-2nd July) gives opportunity for people to donate or do – by joining events hosted by the charity or encouraging supporters to create their own.

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Many donations to the ‘Do It For Framework’ Appeal will benefit from a match fund up to the value of £1,000 due to the kind support of sponsor Nottingham Building Society who are involved for the fourth consecutive year.

David Marlow, Chief Executive, said: “We're delighted to be supporting ‘Do It For Framework’ again this year. There are lots of things you could do for Framework to help support the great work they do, and even a small donation can go a long, long way.”

DIFF WEEK

Gary Womesley, Head of Branch Network at The Nottingham, said: “I am really excited about this year’s ‘Do it for Framework’ week. Last year we raised around £800 from ‘Change for Good’ and it is always great to see our branches getting behind local services but the highlight this year will be the mock court trial event ‘Jail and Bail’.”

Events hosted and promoted by Framework include:

  • Nottingham Music Service concert, Albert Hall, 6:30pm June 28th
  • Mock court trial at the National Justice Museum (formerly Galleries of Justice), 4:30-6:30pm, 29th June
  • 7-a-side football tournament, Forest Recreation Ground, 12-2pm, 1st July
  • Retro roller-disco, Skateland, 6-9pm, July 1st
  • Barbecues, a staff sky dive, bake offs and more.

DIFF timetable 2017

Framework supporters are also busy organising a range of events including a sponsored pony trek in Lincolnshire, a pay-as-you feel yoga session in Nottingham, a tea party in Cotgrave, a pub quiz in Burton Joyce and a paddle-boarding challenge starting in Beeston. The Nottingham’s Change for Good campaign will accept small coins and penny collections in branch on behalf of Framework during the week of action.

Anyone interested in finding out more, organising an event or taking part should visit www.frameworkha.org/DIFFweek

 Framework’s Fundraising Manager Chris Senior said: “Homelessness in the UK has more than doubled since 2010 and the rise in rough sleeping is plain to see across the country.

 “To help many more people now in crisis we urgently need more people to do a little to help those who only have a little. Our seven days of fun and fundraising during Do It For Framework Week provide more opportunities for people to help us respond to the homelessness crisis.

 ”On behalf of all whom we support, thank you to the many individuals, groups and organisations already taking part – from the Wollaton Scouts to Nottingham Building Society. There is still time to get involved and it would be great if others could follow their example and do whatever they can to help homeless and vulnerable people at the end of June.”

Donations for the appeal can be made in person at branches of the Nottingham Building Society, who will accept small change (Change for Good) and larger donations during Do It For Framework Week. Gifts can also be made in person at Framework central office or by sending to Framework, Val Roberts House, 25 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6NX. Online gifts can be made at www.frameworkha.org/DIFFdonate where a match for monthly donations is also offered.

To inform a member of the Framework Team of fundraising plans or ask questions please email fundraising@frameworkha.org or call 0115 970 9558.

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