Fewer people carry cash nowadays, this can be a challenge for charities who rely on donations from the public to make a difference to the people that they support. Local homelessness charity St Martins have invested in secure, contactless technology.
Many people we see in Norwich hold down jobs while homeless - some of them even sleep rough.
St Martins is delighted to announce it has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £60 million to over 18,000 local community projects.
We are delighted that Norwich Cathedral is hosting one of our contactless donation machines in the Refectory, which enables customers to donate to St Martins using their contactless debit and credit cards.
Three volunteers from St Martins were treated to VIP treatment at Carrow Road with a pre match tour of the stadium and the chance to rub shoulders with goal scorer Teemu Pukki.
St Martins was pleased to be invited to present a workshop at the recent Innovation in Interprofessional Practice conference at UEA looking at how the healthcare workforce across the region can collaborate to improve the support they offer.
St Martins has published a collection of personal stories from clients who have experienced drug and alcohol addiction in a bid to prevent young people from following in their footsteps.
Budding artists from Norfolk primary schools are invited to submit an entry for St Martins first ever Christmas card competition. The winning card will be professionally printed and made available for sale online, from St Martins head office and various outlets in Norwich.
Members of a group that provides mental health support, run by St Martins, enjoyed a day out on the North Norfolk coast. For one lady, it was the first time she had left Norwich for 17 years.
St Martins recently benefited from the enthusiasm and energy offered by several groups of teenagers taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS) in Norwich.