Monthly Archives: March 2011

Christin Marshall

Homeless people and recovery

Christin Marshall has recently joined St Mungo’s as Recovery Manager. Five years ago St Mungo’s adopted the Recovery approach as the guiding ethos in our work with homeless and vulnerable people. But what does Recovery mean and how does it affect what we do on a day to day level? Read more

Mar 27th | Christin Marshall | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Key posts, Support
Guy's Hospital Tower abseil

One big weekend – don’t miss your chance to get involved

The middle weekend in May is going to be an exciting time for the events team.  On Sunday, May 15, we have runners taking part in the Bristol 10K event and we still have some places available. It’s a great event for someone who wants to start their running career with a low distance, low […] Read more

Mar 22nd | Russell Benson | Events
Emergency cold weather support

Thanks for emergency cold weather support

Spring weather has set in so we’re formally closing our extreme weather emergency provision. Since November last year we’ve helped more than 120 homeless people come inside when the temperature dropped below zero. People were able to find emergency beds, warmth, food and much more in communal rooms in our hostels and, in London, we also had the […] Read more

Mar 21st | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, News, Support
Squeaky Chains

Homeless entrepreneurs celebrate a £3,000 investment

  Two entrepreneurs who have both experienced homelessness are celebrating being awarded £3,000 each to invest in their respective businesses. The two start ups, Squeaky Chains bike maintenance and Suitcase Media, a digital media agency, are run out of homeless charity St Mungo’s training centre in South London. They received the funding from the Homes […] Read more

Mar 21st | Gemma Hollingshead | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, News
MP Stephen Williams visits St Mungo's centre

MP Stephen Williams meets Bristol rough sleepers

Bristol West MP Stephen Williams joined St Mungo’s street outreach team this morning to see first hand how they are supporting homeless people in Bristol. Mr Williams and the team visited known homeless locations including parks and stations throughout the city looking for people who were sleeping rough. Read more

Mar 18th | Gemma Hollingshead | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, News

“Dreaming of Africa” Climbing Kilimanjaro for St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s supporter and fundraiser Caroline Frost recently attempted the spectacular Kilimanjaro trek with her colleagues. Tackling the 6,000m tall mountain is one of the toughest charity challenges around. The group kept a blog throughout their trip and here is an edited version of Caroline’s last entry: Read more

Mar 17th | Russell Benson | Events
Royal Parks

Get active, get fundraising…join our upcoming events

Following the success of our runners at the Bath half marathon last week, next up on the events calendar are two events taking place on the same weekend.  On Saturday May 14th, we will be abseiling down Guy’s Hospital Tower and the following day we will be at the Bristol 10km run, which is the […] Read more

Mar 15th | Russell Benson | Events
St Mungo's runners after the Bath Half marathon

Success for St Mungo’s runners at Bath Half marathon

Last Sunday (6 March), 21 St Mungo’s runners joined 12,000 others taking part in the Bath Half Marathon. A massive congratulations to all our runners who participated in the event and a special mention must go to Frederick Green who finished the race in an incredible 1 hour, 29 minutes coming in at 464th place […] Read more

Mar 9th | Russell Benson | Events, News
2011 Housing Heroes Awards Finalist

St Mungo’s are shortlisted for the 2011 Housing Heroes Awards

We were delighted to hear that our Peer Advice Link (PAL) service has been shortlisted for the 2011 Housing Heroes Awards. St Mungo’s is one of six organisations in the running for the ‘Ground breaking service team of the year’ award. Read more

Mar 8th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, News

Payroll giving – donating more costs you less

Did you know…One of the most convenient and tax effective ways of making a regular donation to St Mungo’s is through your payroll. When you give through your payroll, your donation is taken directly from your salary before any tax is deducted meaning it costs you less to give more. For example, a donation of […] Read more

Mar 4th | Team | Support

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