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26 October 2017

Over £1,200 raised to tackle poverty and change lives at Blackfriars Charity Banquet 2017

Friday the 13th proved to be extremely lucky for 50 diners in Newcastle, who were served a delicious four-course meal at the fifth annual Blackfriars Charity Banquet in aid of FareShare North East.

Michelin-recommended Blackfriars Restaurant opened up their banquet hall and kitchen to FareShare North East and Changing Lives volunteers this month to prepare and host the annual Blackfriars Charity Banquet to raise money for the North East franchise of national charity FareShare UK. On the day, over £1,200 was…

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23 October 2017

Changing Lives Hospital Discharge Team shortlisted in York NHS Trust’s Celebration of Achievement Awards 2017

Changing Lives were shortlisted in the ‘Partnership Matters’ category at this year’s Celebration of Achievement Awards, held by York NHS Trust.

We were nominated and shortlisted for our work supporting people who are being discharged from hospital in the city of York to no fixed abode, facing homelessness.

Despite not coming home with the top award, we were thrilled to attend the awards evening in October, acknowledging our life-changing work…

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17 October 2017

Make Space for Santa

Ho ho ho! Will you make space for Santa this year and bring happiness to children in need in the local community.

This year, we’re asking primary schools and community groups to support us by hosting collection points for used children’s toys, books and clothes.

It will mean more space for Santa to leave gifts and it will also provide items for Changing Lives to distribute to children in need in the local…

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30 September 2017

Half-a-million to help change the lives of vulnerable women in Wolverhampton and Walsall

Changing Lives are delighted to have received half-a-million pounds in the latest round of National Lottery funding.

In Wolverhampton, Changing Lives supports women who are involved in sex work for survival, or who are the victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, to lead healthier and safer lives.

Changing Lives has recently been awarded £498,228 from The Big Lottery Fund to continue to deliver this life-changing support in…

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29 September 2017

Changing Lives win prestigious North East Charity of the Year award

Changing Lives were honoured and humbled to be named North East Charity of the Year at the prestigious North East Charity Awards last night.

We support 21,000 people to change their lives every year, including people experiencing homelessness, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, life-threatening addictions, barriers to employment and more.

We couldn’t do this life-changing work without the support of our army of dedicated supporters – our fabulous fundraisers, vital volunteers, generous donors, kind-hearted companies, superb…

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