MEMBERS of The Riverside Youth Group were recognised at Framework’s annual Young Supporters’ Awards in June.
The event celebrates the contribution of inspiring individuals, school and youth groups who have supported Framework in tackling homelessness in the past year. The Riverside Youth Group members (pictured) are 11-18 years olds at Southwell’s Riverside Church and raised more than £1,600 through a fundraising gala night and sponsored sleep out.
Meanwhile in August, representatives from Southwell & District Lions Club – President Ian Gillings, Vice President Nick Cocks and Head of the Community Service team Peter Brooker attended the opening of new accommodation for homeless people in Nottingham.
The Lions generously contributed £1,000 towards the cost of the windows and a further grant of £500 towards Framework’s Lifeline appeal. Ian Gillings commented: “It’s always nice to see how our donations are used and particularly on this occasion. We went away hugely impressed by what Framework have done and delighted that our small contribution helped to achieve such a great outcome.”
On Saturday 7th October there’s a special chance to support Framework by taking part in the Big Sleep Out – raising funds to help tackle homelessness by spending the night in a sleeping bag at Nottingham Racecourse.
Framework’s Big Sleep Out aims to raise more than £50,000 and every penny will help get the increasing number of rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation. People can sign up at www.frameworkha.org/sleepout.