We Need Your Lifesaving Support
Do You Want To Make A Real Difference & Save The Lives Of Other People?
We desperately need your help and support so that we can continue our vital, life saving work in the local community.
The average age of death for people experiencing homelessness is 45 for men and 43 for womenCrisis UK
How You Can Help Us To Save & Change Lives In Our Community
We need your help by donating financially through our JustGiving page (link below) or by donating material items that are no longer needed, or you may have duplicates of. This will allow us to save the lives of those that are homeless/rough sleeping and who also have drug and/or alcohol addictions in our local community.
Having a warm and dry place to rest your head at night is a thing that many of us take for granted, yet many homeless and rough sleeping members of our community don’t have. Likewise, having a hot meal, a drink and warm clothing can be a great way for us to reach out and make those initial steps towards getting them housed, employed, educated and drug and alcohol free.
Many of the people we help are addicted to opioids such as heroin or prescribed medicines that contain opioids such as codeine or morphine. Giving them a small naloxone kit to keep with them in the event that they or someone else overdoses on opioids. This medicine reverses the effects of the overdose, truly saving their life in those precious few moment that they may not be breathing or conscious.
This is more so as our NHS Ambulance Service is stretched to it’s limits and it’s response times are longer than they were a few years ago. Handing out and training them to use a simple kit like this really is lifesaving, and that’s one reason why we need your donations and support.
100% of your donations will go towards the following things:
- Giving out emergency Naloxone kits to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
- Giving out hot food, drinks, warm and waterproof clothing, sleeping bags, personal hygiene products, general clothing and more.
- Providing referrals for housing, health issues, counselling/treatment and applying for benefits.
- Providing information about free mental health services that they can access.
- Providing the homeless/rough sleepers with written information for them to access daily hot food services, free phone numbers and services they can visit if they have any concerns or need immediate help in a crisis.
More than 1 in 3 people sleeping rough have been deliberately hit or kicked or experienced some other form of violence whilst homeless.
Making A Donation
You can make a financial donation by clicking on the JustGiving image below. This will take you to our fundraising page on JustGiving. Any donations, no matter how big or small are gratefully received and much needed. Thank you!…
We also want any of the following items, ideally new or in good second hand condition for both men and women of different shapes and sizes:
- Sleeping bags
- Hats/beanies/winter hats
- Waterproof clothing
- Small tents
- Unused toiletries & personal hygiene products
- Warm/waterproof dog coats or warm dog products, leads or harnesses ect
Donating Doggy Items
Some of the people we meet on the streets also have canine companions with them, and they need our help just as much as their human counterparts do too. If you can donate any of the following items, they would also be gratefully received:
- Food or water bowls
- Tins of dog food
- Water containers
- Dog toys
- Dog blankets/bedding
- Dog treats
- Dog brushes
- Dog healthcare products
- Warm and dry dog coats or associated items
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If you have any of these items, please email us at: email@example.com. Thank you from all of us here at Drink ‘n’ Drugs for your financial and personal support towards our truly lifesaving cause in our local community.