See what’s been happening at the Cathedral Archer Project.
This weekend (11-12 June) David Forrester, Marc Douglas and Graeme McCarthy from Lightworks Design are taking part in the Endure 24 hour running challenge raise money for The Cathedral Archer Project at Wasing Park in Berkshire. They will be running in relay over the 24 hours and aiming for between 40 and 50 miles EACH!
This is a major endurance event and will push the team to the limits. Team leader, David Forrester said, “The knowledge that we're raising funds for the homeless in Sheffield will undoubtedly spur us on when all our joints are hurting and our brains are telling us to stop!!!”
Tim Renshaw, CEO at the Archer Project said, “We are used to working with people that have not slept overnight and have been on their feet walking around the city trying to keep warm, this is another type of endurance and we are very grateful to David, Marc and Graeme for their support.”
To support the team, please sponsor them at: https://www.givey.com/runworks. And good luck from us all!
Recently we have been working alongside a brilliant organisation called Keychanges. Keychanges is a Sheffield based organisation designed to support and tackle social barriers for women who have experienced the criminal justice system and those at risk of offending. They work to both support the women and to create equal opportunities for them.
One key aspect of Keychanges work is enabling women into employment. Keychanges set up their PAT testing enterprise as a way of giving women who have experienced the criminal justice system a skill for employment. All monies raised in this way go to providing employment for women who access their services. Keychanges were able to send some of the women in to do our recent testing. The ladies did a brilliant job and we were very thankful.
Michelle Nicholson,Founder and Director said ‘We are encouraged by the support that The Archer Project are supporting this service by having this service completed at their offices in Sheffield. By working together in this way organisations in Sheffield are able to support the clients that are socially marginalised to gain employment.’
Check out their website (http://www.keychangesuwp.org.uk/) to find out more about the organisation, their PAT testing service and how you can get involved.
A little and often goes a long way
DLA Piper has been supporting the Cathedral Archer Project for over 10 years. They have made donations of money and food, volunteered and are members of the Breakfast Club, sponsoring a week of breakfasts every year and raising between £500 and £1,000 annually through their Carol Service.
The impact of their support goes a long way. Members of the team come into the project regularly to help serve breakfast and help in the stores, sorting food and clothing donations. They learn about the work the Project does to support the homeless in Sheffield first hand and then help their friends and colleagues gain a fuller understanding.
Vikki McKay, partner at DLA Piper, commented, “We want to make an impact on our local community and being able to be hands on as well as offer financial support is important. Our team learns about helping others, listening and understanding from their time at CAP. They come back with stories of how the people that use the project really appreciate their time.”
If your business could support the work we do here at CAP please email Ruby on email@example.com.
We’ve been putting our heads together in the fundraising team recently and trying to come up with ways to get bigger, bolder and more exciting in our fundraising efforts. You told us that you want to be tested and that’s just what we plan to do! Of course, the focus is still on helping the most vulnerable but now you can break a sweat whilst doing it too.
We came across Global Adventure Challenges, who have been organising worldwide charity challenge events and adventures since the year 2000. Their charity challenge events have helped raise well in excess of £15 million for a whole array of charities located throughout the UK and overseas. After looking through all the amazing challenges we knew we had to get involved! Here’s the website if you want to check them out: http://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/
Soo many challenges! Which one was for us? With some keen cyclists in the team and supporters who had ridden for us before the ‘London to Paris Cycle’ immediately stood out. Four days, two hundred & ninety five miles, two capital cities...one awesome ride! Wow! The bike ride will take in views from the beautiful Kent countryside to Dover, before crossing the channel and continuing through the rolling, green fields of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme, with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower, which marks the finish line in the centre of this famous city.
The date? 16th – 20th August 2017, so slip into your lycra, hop in your saddle and let’s ride!
Contact Ruby at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
Will you join us on Saturday 15th October and Walk In My Shoes?
The event starts at 11am and together we will walk 5 miles through Endcliffe Park. Everybody is welcome!
We believe that in a community people look after each other. Together, we will walk to ensure less people face homelessness alone.
For a registration form or for more information please email Ruby on email@example.com