60th Birthday Fundraiser

by Sharon Glasspool in Gedling, England, United Kingdom

60th Birthday Fundraiser

Total raised £210

raised so far

+ est. £17.50 Gift Aid



For my 60th Birthday this year I wanted to raise funds for a charity that I volunteer for “The Ark” a charity that supports local people.

by Sharon Glasspool in Gedling, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

More money would enable us to employ another person and see more people who need help. The diary is always full!

Phoenix Farm Open Door Project (aka “The Ark”) is a local charity totally dependent on donations and funding bids and has 1 employee and several volunteer hosts.

The Ark provides a safe space for people to come for a chat over a cuppa & biscuits.

Since Covid19 The Ark premises have not been open, but our manager Joel has been working from home operating a telephone service.

Some of the services we offer are listed below:-

•   Supporting disabled people on a low income by assisting a claim for benefit.

  • Assisting families facing eviction by advocating for them and preventing eviction or by helping them with finding new accommodation.
  • Providing relief to individuals who are trapped in debt by helping them navigate through the process of increasing their income, making offers to creditors and arranging affordable repayments.
  • Encouraging people into employment.
  • Advising families on low income how they can manage financially.
  •  Issuing Food-bank vouchers to those in need.
  •  Providing assistance for people wanting to use the computer.
  • Lend a listening ear, a welcoming face and a friendly conversation for all people but especially those who are marginalized, isolated or lonely.                                                                     

This list is not exhaustive and if we cannot help we will sign post to someone who can.                                                                                                                                                                                     

The fallout from Covid19 will undoubtedly mean that more people will need to use our services. I am blessed by my family and friends,many of whom have already given me gifts. (Thank you all so much)

I want to help this Charity raise money to go into it's general funds for the support of people in need. Please donate if you can- every little helps.

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