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Pam Holgate is a Campaign & Events Co-Ordinator at Nightsafe

Nightsafe Newsletter – Issue 5

2022-12-01T12:52:33+00:00

Well what can I say, I’m currently struggling to contain my excitement ! As you all know, I have been keeping you up to date on the progress of our new Anchor Avenue Housing Project. For a long time it has been months away, weeks away and now it’s only days away. Nightsafe Newsletter Issue 5

Nightsafe Newsletter – Issue 52022-12-01T12:52:33+00:00

The Big Sleep Out 2022

2022-10-11T19:14:06+01:00

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust will be working in collaboration with Nightsafe, a local charity that supports homeless people within the borough, to host ‘The Big Sleep Out 2022’ on Friday 18th November at Ewood Park! The Big Sleep Out 2022 is to raise awareness and highlight the important issues surrounding homelessness in Blackburn, and participants will spend one night sleeping on the concourse and the stand of the Darwen End at Ewood. This will mark the first time since 2018 that the event will take place. Supporters, community organisations and local businesses are all encouraged to participate and experience the [...]

The Big Sleep Out 20222022-10-11T19:14:06+01:00

Introducing our new Patron

2022-10-01T17:09:53+01:00

We are delighted to announce that Debbi Dawson has become a Nightsafe Patron. Motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate by her own admissions, Debbi has been supporting and promoting Nightsafe for several years, in fact last year, along with her fabulous dog Bella she raised £2000 by ‘Walking 100 Miles in May’!!! We caught up with Debbi recently when she was wallpapering one of the bedrooms in our Anchor Avenue project to find out what becoming a Patron meant to her. WHY DID YOU AGREE TO BECOME A PATRON FOR NIGHTSAFE Nightsafe has always been a charity that’s very close to my [...]

Introducing our new Patron2022-10-01T17:09:53+01:00

SAM’S SHOP FOR NIGHTSAFE!

2022-09-07T14:01:09+01:00

There’s something very special about a seven year old boy thinking of other young people, not that much older than himself, being homeless. And Nightsafe are very fortunate to have that special 7 year old supporting us! Sam Trickett decided he wanted to raise money for charity and after a long discussion with his parents he chose Nightsafe. The reason he gave was that no one should go to bed alone, hungry, and not safe. Sam’s plan was to have his own shop for a day “SAM'S SHOP!” and with the help of Lee Roe, the director of Clitheroe Football [...]

SAM’S SHOP FOR NIGHTSAFE!2022-09-07T14:01:09+01:00

Climbing Three Peaks for Nightsafe!

2022-08-18T14:36:46+01:00

24 miles and 1585m of ascent to raise money for Nightsafe!! What a wonderful surprise CEO Jan Larkin had when she received an email from Barker and Coleman solicitors in Blackburn asking if Nightsafe could be the chosen charity for their Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge on Saturday 27th August 2022. This challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-gent, Whernside and Ingleborough, covering 24 miles in total. Of course her answer was “Yes please!” along with an invitation for them to join her at the day centre to learn a little more about what we do. The team, led by Kamran [...]

Climbing Three Peaks for Nightsafe!2022-08-18T14:36:46+01:00

Jenson dives with sharks for Nightsafe!

2022-06-24T09:45:09+01:00

Swimming with sharks at any age sounds scary, but imagine if your child announced they wanted to do it? This was exactly what 8 year old Jenson did whilst he was watching the television with his parents. After mentioning it a few more times his parents suggested he use some of his Christmas money to book a dive at Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire and to make it more interesting Jenson made it a sponsored event and chose Nightsafe as the recipient. Daniel, Jenson’s dad, said “Jenson is so kind and generous. When he sees homeless people he always buys [...]

Jenson dives with sharks for Nightsafe!2022-06-24T09:45:09+01:00

Meet Nightsafe Volunteer Albert

2022-06-20T20:45:03+01:00

Albert joined Nightsafe as a Nightsafe Service Volunteer (NSV) in June 2021. Volunteering was one of his life plans and Volunteering Matters introduced him to the organisation. From the moment he arrived, Albert immediately felt like part of the Nightsafe family. His main role was to support homeless young people in the Emergency Night Shelter and the day centre. Albert said “I love how engaged Nightsafe are with the young people and how they made me feel part of the Nightsafe family. I was encouraged to get involved with all the day centre activities and it was really special to [...]

Meet Nightsafe Volunteer Albert2022-06-20T20:45:03+01:00

Volunteers’ Week 2022

2022-06-14T14:05:40+01:00

Last week we celebrated our amazing volunteers who support us in every element of Nightsafe, from the day centre, emergency night shelter and housing projects through to our board of Trustees. Jan Larkin said "It is great to celebrate our volunteers, every day they make such a difference to so many lives. We are also thankful to our board of Trustees who are volunteers too, sharing their expertise and enthusiasm. "With the help of our volunteers, young people who are homeless will always have somewhere to go, somewhere to stay and someone to talk to. They truly are our Nightsafeheroes!" [...]

Volunteers’ Week 20222022-06-14T14:05:40+01:00

Anchor Avenue – Making A House A Home

2022-05-16T13:17:14+01:00

Nightsafe needs your help – and we need it NOW! We are calling on businesses and individuals to transform a shell of a property into a bright modern home for five young people who have faced homelessness In a DIY SOS-style operation we are appealing for businesses and retailers to donate goods and furniture, trades and volunteers to offer their time; and monetary donations to help fund and furnish the project. The house in Anchor Avenue, Darwen, was bought by a generous supporter but is in dire need of renovation.

Anchor Avenue – Making A House A Home2022-05-16T13:17:14+01:00
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