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Community Support

COMMUNITY SUPPORT is vital to my role as A Way Out’s Fundraiser. Over the last four weeks I have had an opportunity to meet some of our supporters and see first-hand how caring and generous local people are.

It’s October and if you have children in school, you will have most likely heard about Harvest Festival. Traditionally a celebration when farmers would share their crops after a successful harvest, in more recent years Harvest Festival has become about giving and sharing, most especially with those experiencing tough times.

A Way Out appealed to local schools to consider collecting food donations for us to include in our crisis parcels passed on to women, families and young people we support as they experience the impact of increasing poverty. Three headteachers kindly replied with a ‘yes!’ expressing that their pupils and families would love to support this Harvest Festival. The staff and clients of A Way Out feel so very grateful that these 3 schools heard and responded to with love and 100% effort to this appeal.

‘Every charitable act makes a difference’ and whether it is one person donating a coat they no longer need or one school making a harvest festival collection. Every donation is very gratefully received and assists A Way Out’s clients towards real positive change in their lives.

As Tees Valley responds to CV19 virus, A Way Out is revising and developing service delivery in order to meet the needs of those we support whilst operating under required restriction that are impacting us all… A Way Out would love you to consider donating the cost of a coffee to help us…

TEXT ‘AWAYOUT 3’ to 70085 TO DONATE £3 , texts will cost the value of your donation plus 1 standard message rate.

Natalie King, Community Fundraiser


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