Kris Connolly is putting his best foot forward – after pledging to run 100 miles in October to raise money for Nightsafe, a youth homeless charity. After a long period without training, Kris, 30, the new Vice Captain of Typhoons RUFC, set himself the challenge to get himself ‘match fit’ and raise money for a worthy cause in the process.
About Pam HolgatePam Holgate is a Campaign & Events Co-Ordinator at Nightsafe
East Lancashire after taking part in Nightsafe’s Sleep In. Dave Mellor, Scout Leader, said the unit took part after being told about the Blackburn-based charity by Harry Lee – one of their members and Youth Ambassador for Nighsafe.
Sleep In for World Homeless Week - Next month, 5-11 October, marks World Homeless Week. More specifically, Saturday 10 October marks World Homeless Day – a day to show solidarity with homeless people and those who help them.
A worker from charity Nightsafe is teaming up with a colleague on a 30-mile walk to raise funds to mark the organisations 30th Anniversary.
Young homeless and vulnerable people from across Blackburn and Darwen will continue to receive food and other essential items thanks to a grant of £2,500 to the Nightsafe charity from East Lancashire Freemasons.
German-born Aaron Singler, 19, said he would recommend volunteering for the homeless charity after completing a six-month placement at Nightsafe, working between the Witton Project and the Night Shelter during his gap year.
Christian Davies and his wife Mandy have donated their weekly beer money to Nightsafe during lockdown. Christian would normally enjoying a few pints of Guinness at his local pub, the Millstone at Mellor – but lockdown has stood in the way of his regular evening plans.
June Update - Wow! What an incredible response we have had from the launch of our £100K appeal. Despite the difficult circumstances everyone is facing right now, people are being selfless and donating what they can.