CEO Sleepout: Less than 2 weeks to go!
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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
To all those who have already given, thank you so so much.. I really appreciate it and you genuinely will make a difference with your donation I promise you that.. it will get to those people we want to help
I just thought I would email you all with an update on the SleepOut and tell you a little about just of the Charities we are raising money for..
Mash.Org is a charity that assists the most vulnerable women in society; those who work as prostitutes. These are mainly women who have absolutely no other option but to sell themselves on our streets of Manchester.. they literally have no other means of living.
Mash.org has a drop in centre and more recently a mobile van/unit that goes into the areas where these women are working; these women who have literally nowhere else to go or have no confidence in the official organisations that exist. Many are from the Eastern Block, who speak little or no English, and were brought here under the impression they would be given jobs.. THE most vulnerable in our society.
They offer free condoms, clean needle exchanges and a safe space for women to come and talk through their issues, their mobile unit is on the streets 4 nights a week offering help.. on one night alone last week, they helped a woman who had been attacked, translated a letter for a girl who had been called into hospital for Cancer Treatment and who couldn’t read/understand the letter, helped 3 homeless ladies and 3 who wanted help in getting help with their drug addiction.
CEOSleepout helped fund the purchase of that van last year with a similar event, and it takes £15k a year to run the unit that includes all the petrol, running costs, the volunteers expenses, the translator and all the free necessities they hand out.. there is no profit made.. the Manchester CEOSleepOut will help Manchester people, Manchester’s homeless, vulnerable and needy.
So I am asking, to those who have not yet given but would like to, please do not put it off until later, please please give to my Justgiving Page today..any amount would be wonderful, thank you so much