Santapaws Shoebox Appeal 2017

Santapaws Shoebox Appeal 2017 Following the success of the 2016 Santa Paws Shoebox Appeal, we are once again working with local rescue centres collecting food, toys and gifts in a shoebox for the homeless animals of Newport and surrounding areas. There are thousands of animals in their temporary home, shelters and rescue centres at Christmas, if you are unable to offer a home, how about a gift? Join SantaPaws Facebook group to take part in competitions and raffles in the lead up to Christmas. This years recipients will be; Dogs; Newport…

SLS – Street Life Sarnies

The group started initially for a small stint over the Summer to help a project in Bristol that my family were going to. A project run by volunteers out of car boots, offering sandwich packs, hot food & drinks, clothing/toiletries & support. With around 180-200 guests that specific night in July and 40-60 sandwich packs to watch hunger so rife and visible was pretty gut wrenching. In Bristol summer centres close often for staff holidays & deep cleaning so many find themselves not eating for 3-4 days. In a modern…

SLS Christmas Appeal 2017

It’s that time of the year Our 4th appeal in fact, when we all work together and send some love in a box this Christmas time to those homeless or vulnerably housed across South Wales & Bristol. As we do all year round, we are really trying to help those struggling at this time of year and running up to Christmas especially spread some kindness & support. Last year we collected just over 1500 boxes and helped over 40+ points of need including night shelters, outreach kerbside teams, family hostels,…

Team Oarstruck – Atlantic Challenge

Team Oarstuck 2017 Team Oarstruck, a four man crew consisting of  local Caerleon lads, John Evan Morgan, Joel Wood, Hugo Thompson and Monty Williams, will be competing in the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, ‘The World’s Toughest Row’, to help raise money for Diabetes Uk. The race begins in December 2017 and sets off from San Sebastian de La Gomera, Spain, ending over 3,000 nautical miles later in Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua. We’re a 4-man team with a mammoth task in front of us: to get our boat into the water before propelling ourselves across the world’s…