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DATE POSTED: 14/11/2017

Our new Christmas card 2017

...and this is our Christmas card for this year available at The Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop between now and 18 December. Run entirely by volunteers, 100% of the money from the sale of Christmas cards and goods goes to the charities....
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DATE POSTED: 14/11/2017

Fabulous donation received from Howdens!

Howdens Joinery (suppliers of kitchens to St Martins) featured, amongst other events organised by their staff, a Charity Auction Day with FREE fish and chips for every donor! A fabulous donation was received from the company. Thank you to everyone at...
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DATE POSTED: 05/10/2017

St Martins part of new Norfolk-wide mental health service

St Martins, alongside lead partner Together, has been selected by Norfolk County Council to belong to a partnership to deliver mental health support to people living across the county. The new service will build on the existing work of St Martins to...
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DATE POSTED: 29/09/2017

World Homeless Day in Norwich: Tuesday October 10

Homeless people in Norwich will be able to enjoy a hot shower, new clothes and a haircut in the city thanks to an initiative planned by members of Under 1 Roof, Westwick Street,St Martins Training and Development Centre in collaboration with 12th Man...
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DATE POSTED: 05/09/2017

Derek Player, St Martins General Manager retires after 16 years at the helm

After 16 years at the helm of Norwich homelessness charity St Martins, General Manager Derek Player has announced that he will retire at the end of the year.   The local charity started life as the night shelter over 40 years ago and has continuously...
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DATE POSTED: 17/08/2017

Olivia raises £50 selling plums towards extra beds for this winter

Hello Olivia what a lovely surprise to see your video! Thank you for thinking of our service users and YES the money you have raised from your plum stall (great idea) will make a difference to their lives. It will go towards extra beds at Bishopbridge...
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DATE POSTED: 28/07/2017

M&S Norwich lead sponsored walk to raise funds for Webster Court

 ...following on from Marks & Sparks make over at Webster Court staff from M&S Norwich lead a sponsored walk from Norwich train station to Reedham Ferry following the Wherrymans way trail. Joined for a 10 mile stretch by Joy Frary Manager, Webster...
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DATE POSTED: 28/07/2017

St Marys club together for St Martins

Beautiful photos from St Mary's Tasburgh following their flower festival raising over £300 for St Martins and still busy selling plants to raise more funds! Many thanks to all of you for thinking of the Trust and for all your efforts on our behalf of...
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DATE POSTED: 27/06/2017

Festival of Flowers in aid of St Martins!

Tasburgh Church Festival of Flowers Saturday 1 July 11am to 7pm and Sunday 2 July 11am to 6pm with refreshments, cakes, burger bar, raffle and much more! All in aid of St Martins and St Mary's, Tasburgh. Thank you for thinking of the Trust. Looking forward...
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DATE POSTED: 16/06/2017

Make over at Webster Court thanks to M&S

...and here are the photos of the makeover of courtyard and communal lounge at Webster Court thanks to Marks & Spencer volunteering staff. Marks & Sparks staff in Norwich chose St Martins to pilot the stores nationwide new programme which aims...
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DATE POSTED: 06/06/2017

Bring and Buy plant sale raises over £15000 for the Trust

Each year a group of friends hold a charity "bring and buy plant sale" in one of their gardens. This was their 25th sale. It's a great community event with a core of friends choosing local charities. Over the years the sale has expanded to include books,...
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DATE POSTED: 08/05/2017

A night of music! 8 May 7.30pm Gringos Tequila Bar

Gringos Mexican Tequila Bar Prince of Wales Road, Norwich 8 May, 7.30pm to 11.00pm £4/£2 (concession). A great night of music with some of Norwich's finest musicians giving their time and talent to make an evening of entertainment with the...
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DATE POSTED: 28/04/2017

Osprey Foods making the best of short dated stock

Osprey Foods International continued support to St Martins making the best of short dated stock delivered by the very helpful Kingfisher Provisions. Many thanks Ospreys for your generous support over the years. Excellent donations all processed really...
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DATE POSTED: 27/04/2017

St Marys club together for St Martins

St Mary's at West Somerton, church wardens and community club together on behalf of St Martins following their Easter Appeal to collect a wonderful selection of toiletries for our service users delivered by Gary and Pauline Burckitt. Many thanks for all...
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DATE POSTED: 05/04/2017

...Still short of target for extension

The Trust has built space for 3 new beds and a sit up service at our 24 hour direct access hostel Bishopbridge House to accommodate an additional 7 people after huge public generosity helped us raise £140,000. £180,000 came out of the Trusts reserves...
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DATE POSTED: 07/03/2017

NPS Property Consultants Tour De Broads South

On 30th April 2017, 11 stalwart souls from NPS Property Consultants: http://www.nps.co.uk/ will be participating in the Tour De Broads South. Embarking on a gruelling 25 or 50 mile cycle ride in support of St Martins Housing Trust and The Hamlet Centre. All...
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DATE POSTED: 03/03/2017

Norfolk Broads Lodge support St Martins

Thank you Norfolk Broads Lodge for supporting St Martins! Left Provincial Grand Master of Norfolk Stephen Allen, Debbie Russell and Worship Master of Norfolk Broads Lodge Martin Russell present a cheque for £1966, the sum of the money raised to David...
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DATE POSTED: 28/02/2017

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: EAT THE POOR

Don't miss it! Tue 21 March 2017 at Norwich PlayhouseA riotous musical comedy about inequality, homelessness and revolution - from the multi-award-nominated Radio 4 comedy stars. **** 'Uproarious satire' The Stage. **** 'Spirited comedy'...
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DATE POSTED: 03/02/2017

Nina to run Norwich half marathon 9th April 2017 in support of St Martins

Many thanks Nina for your support and hope the knees hold out! You can sponsor Nina through this link to her Virgin Money Giving page: http://ow.ly/6D4E308EyZe Message from Nina: "I wanted to raise money for a local charity as the run is local for me. As...
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DATE POSTED: 24/01/2017

Cuts to Norfolk adult social care, critics say could increase homelessness

Cuts to Norfolk adult social care, which critics say could increase homelessness, agreed - by narrowest of margins The decision to cut more than £11m, including more than £5m from funding for services which support vulnerable people, was today agreed...
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DATE POSTED: 16/12/2016

Bishopbridge Voices 17 Dec 11am to 12 noon - The Forum!

Bishopbridge Voices (staff and service users with St Martins) performed at The Forum, Norwich Saturday 10 December 11am to 12 noon in memory of Nikki Ellis, an original member of the singing group and whose inspiration formed Bishopbridge Voices. They...
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DATE POSTED: 06/12/2016

Bishopbridge Voices Forum 10 Dec 11am to 12 noon

Bishopbridge Voices performing at The Forum, Norwich Saturday 10 December 11am to 12 noon.A group of homeless people living at St Martins’ hostel, Bishopbridge House, have been rehearsing Christmas songs with Sam Coe from the Wharf Music Academy since...
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DATE POSTED: 30/11/2016

Our Annual Street collection needs you!

December is about giving, cheers and mistletoe.  How about those stranded on the streets? That’s why we are running our annual street collection from 1st December to 24th December. It helps to make a difference for those on their journey out of exclusion...
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DATE POSTED: 18/11/2016

Fundraising SLEEP OUT in memory of Sergiusz Meges 9 Dec 7pm

Holly Free sleeps out in memory of Sergiusz Meges 9 Dec 7pm. If you would like to support Holly in her fundraising effort for St Martins visit her fundraising page on: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/4emmaforeveragoow.ly/SHxV306iB33  
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DATE POSTED: 10/11/2016

St Martins Xmas cards now for sale!

Before you rush out to buy your Christmas cards we hope you take a look at St Martins cards first. We are selling these for £3.99 for a pack of 8 (or as individual cards) via the Norwich Charity Christmas Card "Pop up Shop", Unit 9 at the Royal Arcade,...
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DATE POSTED: 08/11/2016

Scrappage Rally epic return journey raising funds for St Martins

St Martins are exceptionally grateful to the Scrappage Rally Team who embarked on their epic return journey to Barcelona in their "budget cabriolets" raising a very grand total of £6730 on behalf of their 3 chosen charities including St Martins!! Many...
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DATE POSTED: 30/08/2016

Young people via NCS East fundraise for street homeless

National Citizen Service NCS East is 4 week scheme for 16/17 year olds in summer which includes a residential trip to an outdoor activity centre for team building, an introduction to various charitable organisations leading to a social action plan where...
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DATE POSTED: 05/08/2016

Norfolk Dental Specialist support St Martins

A BIG THANK YOU to The Norfolk Dental Specialists team who are delighted to announce that their charity of the year is St Martins Housing Trust. They will be supporting the Trust's activities, helping by running Oral Healthcare awareness courses, working...
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DATE POSTED: 28/07/2016

Rounders Day 21 August 12pm to 4pm

Hello everyone!A meet and greet rounders day on Sunday 21st August between 12pm – 4pm at the Streetlife Soccer venue, Carrow Road, Norwich. We need people for rounders teams!!!! Nicky would like your names so she can get an idea for numbers – each...
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DATE POSTED: 21/07/2016

Brief Community Fund grant received for Under-1-Roof

Under-1-Roof are delighted to announce they have been awarded £3000 from the Brief Community Fund. We are immensely grateful for this support as it allows us to develop a brand new programme to support our members who are affected by #mental_health issues....
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DATE POSTED: 05/07/2016

Festival time approaching!

Under-1-Roof will be presenting their 4th Fair Weather Learning and Performance Project at Norwich Arts Centre featuring the Undies, Ducking Punches, Phillip Steve Rowe and much more! 1st September 2016 at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 in advance from Norwich...
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DATE POSTED: 01/07/2016

Wonderful cakes and breads,Tombola Saturday 2 July 10.30am to 3pm

Get your cakes and bread all home made to satisfy a wide variety of tastes for sale between 10.30am to 3pm Saturday 2 July followed by TOMBOLA outside Highwater House, 104 Westwick Street, Norwich NR2 4SZ (opposite ToysRUs). All proceeds to Highwater...
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DATE POSTED: 01/07/2016

Bringing more people in off the streets - extra bedrooms at Bishopbridge House

We are currently fund-raising to build extra bedrooms at our 24 hour direct access hostel in Norwich - Bishopbridge House. This will mean we can bring more people in from the streets. Someone you know may be homeless or close to losing their home. If...
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DATE POSTED: 17/06/2016

VOTE NOW FOR ST MARTINS AS LOCAL CHARITY FOR THE YEAR!

Online voting goes on from this week 13th to 26th June to be Queens Road Charity of the year today - so tell everyone you know! Use twitter or Facebook and ask them to vote to choose St Martins Housing Trust a charity at the heart of the local community....
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DATE POSTED: 14/06/2016

Bishopbridge Voices team up with The Wharf

Bishopbridge Voices are teaming up with Sam Coe from The Wharf, Norwich (The Wharf Academy is a modern and forward thinking music school, housed in St Martins at Oak - a magnificent Medieval Church in Central Norwich which operated as the Trust's night...
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DATE POSTED: 02/06/2016

Bishopbridge House performs for BBC Music Day

Take it to the Bridge Listen out on BBC Look East on 3 June, 6.30pm for St Martins contribution to BBC English Regions Take It To The Bridge for BBC Music Day http://ow.ly/mp8Y300Q5Tm with staff and service users from Bishopbridge House here being...
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DATE POSTED: 18/03/2016

Lawrence raises over £600 for the Trust

Lawrence's dreadlocks were cut off first by Skodas Service Advisor/temporary hairdresser Tom Chandler. With thier Managing Director, Andrew Aldis stepping in to shave the remaining hair off. Lawrence was spurred on by the promise of double donations for...
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DATE POSTED: 04/03/2016

Goodbye to my dreadlocks 5 March 10am

This is Lawrence King. He has decided to shave off his dreadlocks for St Martins. Thank you Lawrence! This will be taking place on Saturday 5th of March at Simpsons Skoda in Great Yarmouth at about 10am. This will also be an opportunity to meet the Trust's...
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DATE POSTED: 25/02/2016

Cozens Hardy LLP pleased to be supporting St Martins

Cozens Hardy LLP: Are genuinely pleased to be supporting St Martins as their charity of the year. As chosen and voted for by their staff. Dress down days and bake sales to follow!A BIG THANK YOU to all the staff at Cozens Hardy for thinking of the Trust....
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DATE POSTED: 25/02/2016

"SWEP" Severe Weather Protocol

"SWEP" is the serve weather protocol. Any person who is at risk of rough sleeping during severe weather (or if you know of anyone in this situation) needs to contact their local council and explain their homelessness situation. The council will then allocate...
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DATE POSTED: 05/02/2016

Fundraisers overwhelming generosity raised £30,241.48

St Martins would like to thank all the fundraisers involved for their time and overwhelming generosity in collecting £30,241.48 over the course of the past year on behalf of the Trust. Fundraisers gathered at the Church of All Saints in Old Buckenham...
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DATE POSTED: 27/01/2016

Reality Check Presentation 1 Feb 2016 6pm UEA

The Reality Check presentation will be delivered at the UEA on Monday 1st February at 6pm. The precise location is yet to be confirmed but we will let you know - so keep an eye on this space! This will be a unique presentation to be delivered to over...
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DATE POSTED: 19/01/2016

The Flourish Employment Academy12 week programme

DO YOU WANT TO FLOURISH? Whats involved? The Flourish Employment Academy is a 12 week programme of catering and hospitality training, alongside employment and skills training. To find out more come along to the LEAP drop in: Wednesdays 9.30am - 3.30pm,...
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DATE POSTED: 07/01/2016

New Years dip in the Yare at Bawburgh

Grateful thanks to those 20 plus brave souls who despite the cold and whatever might lurk below the depths took part in a dip in the River Yare at Bawburgh on New Years Day raising £350 in the process for St Martins. The dip was organised by Chris Williams...
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DATE POSTED: 24/12/2015

Premium turkeys for the Trusts service users

Julie Eccleston and Mark Gorton from Traditional Norfolk Poultry (TNP), deliver some of their best premium turkeys to Derek Player, General Manager of the Trust. The turkeys have now been delivered to various locations throughout the Trust helping residents...
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DATE POSTED: 10/12/2015

Lord Mayor Cllr. Brenda Arthur helps kick-start Dec 2015 Fundraising campaign

The Lord Mayor of Norwich Cllr. Brenda Arthur with General Manager of the Trust, Derek Player (pictured at Webster Court, the Trust's sheltered housing scheme opened June 2015) kick-start St Martins’ December 2015 fund-raising campaign.
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DATE POSTED: 10/12/2015

Helen McDermott gets stuck into fundraising for St Martins 28 Nov.

Mustard TV presenter and EDP columnist Helen McDermott, volunteer fund-raiser Michael Bartlett and General Manager of the Trust, Derek Player get stuck into the fund-raising for St Martins Housing at Tescos, Harford Bridge, Norwich on Saturday 28 November.   ...
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DATE POSTED: 08/12/2015

Festival of Carols December 11th 7.30pm

At St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich hosted by Emmaus Norwich and a network of local charities including St Martins Housing Trust, who serve the homeless and vulnerable throughout the year. Contributions from Terry Waite CBE. Music by Notre Dame...
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DATE POSTED: 24/11/2015

The Trust's Christmas Card

The front cover, depicts a Norwich  street scene.  The painting was  specially commissioned for the Trust and donated by Gennadiy Ivanov, an artist living locally in Norwich, based at Norwich Studio Art Gallery.  The Christmas poem inside is by Eliza...
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DATE POSTED: 15/10/2015

Music from Around the World Memorial Concert 10 Oct 2015

On Saturday 10 October 2015 the memorial concert for Sergiusz Meges, MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD was held at St Stephens Church, Norwich as part of a charity concert organised by St Martins Housing Trust. More than 100 people attended as the New Buckenham...
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