Hammersmith BID and UNITED continue fundraising for Homeless Community

UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham is delighted to continue supporting Hammersmith BID’s Small Tap Big Change initiative, aiming to combat challenges associated with homelessness exclusively in the borough.

 

Despite some success in housing people on the edge, London’s homelessness crisis has deepened since the beginning of COVID-19. Money will be raised online and by textphone until further notice and go go directly to four local homeless charities: Barons Court Project, Glass Door, St Andrew’s Church and The Upper Room.

 

Beneficiary of the Upper Room during the Pandemic:

“Before lockdown, I was working but not in a permanent job. After lockdown, my agency said they no longer had any work for me. I had no money to pay for food or my room. Thanks to The Upper Room, I now have food. They also helped me to get Universal Credit, which is important for me to keep my room and not become homeless. Universal Credit sent me to the Job Centre, and they sent me on a course to help me get a new job. This is a like a chain of good fortune. After the course, I will have a full-time job working as a maintenance area worker. Thanks to The Upper Room, I am starting a new chapter in my life.”

 

Savraj Kaur, Executive Director of UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham:

“Our local charities are really concerned about the fate of homeless people this winter, and we as a community can only continue to come together to help them.  We are grateful for Hammersmith BID for launching this project which will leave a legacy for many.”

 

Quick donate

 

Alternatively, text STBC 10 to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

 

 

 

Michael Angus, Director at Barons Court Project

“Homelessness can only be solved if the whole community works together. If we can help more people off the streets then the business and local community benefit and together we can live out our mission “to enable everyone to live the life they deserve”. If we can help more people off the streets then the business and local community benefit and together we can live out our mission “to enable everyone to live the life they deserve”.

 

Find out more – or give directly – at the Small tap, big change website.

 

About UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham

United in Hammersmith & Fulham is a charity that enables activities which bring people, communities and neighbourhoods together to improve people’s lives. Its aim is to support the work of others to build stronger and more inclusive neighbourhoods and communities in the borough, linking those with time, money and skills with those in need.

 

Alternatively, text STBC 10 to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

 

 

Published 1 October, 2019.