On 25 August 2018, our Housing First project and the Anglesey community came together for a charity fun day.
Hosted at Amlwch Port, the jam-packed fun day was made up of interactive games such as egg and spoon races, apple bobbing and sponge throwing, a bake sale and a raffle.
The Wallich staff and volunteers worked hard to arrange various aspects of the fun day. The tenacious team organised all activities and raffle prizes; the likes of which saw generous prizes donated by generous local businesses and even a few further away who support our innovative work across Anglesey.
The event was a great success. It was well attended, and one local business went as far as donating a disco bouncy castle – paying for the electricity to run it all day too.
Over £1,000 raised
The team raised awareness of the Housing First project and a cash total of £1132.00 – this included match funding from a fantastic local branch of Santander.
Monies raised will be used for activity trips for clients. Providing opportunities that are out of the ordinary for those we work with – be that physical or creative experiences – is important for continued engagement with our support services, building social skills and confidence and motivation to maintain a new independent lifestyle.
Jo Parry, Project Coordinator from Housing First Anglesey, said:
“We would like to say a massive thank you to all those who contributed to the day and helped make the event the success it was”.
“This was evident in the amount raised and the fun that the public and service users had bringing the community together.”
Housing First Anglesey helps people experiencing homelessness find a permanent home quickly in the private rented sector.
Once housed, our expert team provides ongoing support to help people settle in and maintain their new home and actively address any further issues.
The Housing First approach focuses on getting homeless people straight into their own accommodation – rather than finding temporary solutions (such as a hostel place) before permanent accommodation is sought.
After the client has secured a tenancy, support may involve help with navigating the welfare system, reducing levels of debt or rent arrears, understanding tenancy rights and obligations and accessing learning and employment opportunities.
Find out more about The Wallich’s Anglesey Housing First project.