The Bridge

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The Bridge is a non-profit organisation bringing hope to men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. We run three supported accommodation houses in Birmingham.

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Ben Kyte

Created a page on Dec 01st.

Challenge Name

Caring for our guys at Christmas

Celebrating Christmas is important, especially for our residents. For many of the men and women who arrive at The Bridge, Christmas is a time of mixed emotions. Maybe it's because of the memory of old family occasions getting drunk, or high, together; or maybe it's the memory of being alone. Maybe it's not being able to remember anything at all... It's so important that these guys feel loved and cared for this Christmas; that they experience a warm, accepting environment and know that they're truly valued and accepted. We want to do this in three significant ways: 1. By giving our residents a proper Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings. Staff and residents sitting down to eat together on Christmas day 2. By giving each resident an individual, thought-through present that lets them know they're known and valued as an individual 3. By celebrating New Years Eve with our residents. Providing a take-away meal and hanging out together at a time where many people across the country will be drinking We’re hoping to raise £540 (that’s £30 per resident) to do all this and make Christmas a truly memorable occasion. You can help make it happen by donating below. If we raise any money over and above our Christmas target, we'll make sure it goes towards providing memorable occasions for our residents, such as birthday celebrations, throughout the coming year. Thanks for remembering our guys this Christmas, and a huge Merry Christmas from everyone here at the project! Ben Kyte Fundraiser, The Bridge

Target

£540

Raised so far

£615

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Heidi Bentley

Created a page on Jun 26th.

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Heidi's Climbing Challenge

In April this year, I climbed Nyiragongo Volcano which sits 30kms north of Goma, DRC, for the second time. As I had already climbed before, I was meant to be the general encourager and motivator to remind my group of friends that it was in fact possible and also desirable to reach the top... About 45 minutes in to the ridiculously tough 5 hour hike, I\'ll be honest and say that the only thing going through my head was \'why on earth did I agree to do this again!??!?! And now, on the 16th July 2016, I will be attempting to defeat the volcano for the third time. I must be crazy! So why? Well, to join in from a distance with my dear friends at The Bridge Project in Birmingham, who will be scaling the heights of Ben Nevis on the very same day. The Bridge Project has been close to my heart for over 10 years and I know how amazing the work is that happens there, both in the staff and those that are winning their victories over addiction. Please sponsor me to help The Bridge continue to support many more men and women.

Target

£300

Raised so far

£320

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Michael Breen

Created a page on Jun 10th.

Challenge Name

Mike's Ben Nevis Challenge

On the 16th July I am doing a sponsored walk up Ben Nevis Mountain. (Yes me climbing a mountain!!)This is to raise funds for The Bridge which is where I am living and doing my recovery. I feel that this is my chance to give something back as without them I wouldn't be alive today and definitely wouldn't be climbing any mountains!!!

Target

£200

Raised so far

£80

40%
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David Featherstone

Created a page on May 28th.

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David & Malcolm's Ben Nevis Challenge

My good friend Malcolm Bream and I are looking forward to joining residents, staff and supporters in Scotland over the weekend of July 15-17 to climb Ben Nevis together. The Bridge is an incredible project that helps desperate people find their footing so they can walk towards an addiction-free future. Please help Malcolm and I raise £300 towards this important work! Rest assured, we are covering our own expenses so every penny tou give goes to The Bridge. Many thanks - David

Target

£300

Raised so far

£720

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Malcolm Kyte

Created a page on May 19th.

Challenge Name

Malcolm takes on Ben Nevis challenge

I am looking forward to joining residents, staff and supporters in Scotland over the weekend of July 15-17 to climb Ben Nevis together. The Bridge is a brilliant project that has transformed the lives of scores of people over the years. Funding is always tight and I want to make a small contribution to the ongoing success of the project. Please help me to raise £300 towards this important work! Many thanks - Malcolm

Target

£300

Raised so far

£425

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