Our Mission to Help the Homeless
17th October 2018
During 2018/19, Eden PR will be supporting the local East Midlands charity Framework, in an effort to support its vital work helping the homeless. Framework works tirelessly to deliver housing, health, employment, support and care services to people with a diverse range of needs, providing a lifeline for those living in crisis.
We were introduced to Framework by Nick Ebbs, the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Chief Executive of our client Blueprint. Nick has named Framework as the charity he will support during his year in office, ending in April 2019.
As part of our support, we have planned a schedule of various fundraising initiatives to help gather funds and raise awareness. So far, we have already held a bake sale, where our own bakes rivalled the likes of those on this year’s Great British Bake Off (if we do say so ourselves). Amongst the delicious treats – traditional Victoria Sponge, marshmallowy rocky road and creative Nutella cupcakes. The event raised just shy of £100, a great start to reaching our target of £500.
We also collected donations for our local Framework service, the New Albion, located just outside of Nottingham city centre. We gathered together useful items including non-perishable food, toiletries and socks and asked local businesses to do the same. A big thank you to those who supported us, especially ZMU, who dropped off a very generous donation! Did you know that the city’s food banks have seen one of the busiest summers this year? Donating to your local shelter or food bank could provide much needed support, and prove just as useful as a financial donation.
In November 2018, two of the Eden team will be challenging themselves to a sponsored run. The run they will be participating in is the Mo Run, taking place in Wollaton Park on the 18th of November – participants can either run for the partner charity, or like us choose their own to fundraise for. If you want to donate to a worthy cause, we’ve set up a fundraising page to sponsor Becky and Helen – we know they would love your support!
We’ve lined up a variety of other initiatives for the rest of the year, helping us to raise as much money as possible. Keep an eye on our social channels for announcements about upcoming events or for other ways you can get involved. For instance, why not sign up to our Go Raise page, where whenever you make a purchase at one of the 3,000 online retailers listed (including Booking.com, M&S, eBay, Argos), a percentage of your purchase will go directly to Framework. It’s a totally free service and doesn’t affect the price at all. If you’d like to make your online shopping go further, please make sure to sign up here.