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Over £10,000 raised so far for the Islington Winter Appeal!

Image credit: Make-Do Play, Steve Bainbridge

A huge thank you to everyone who has already supported our winter appeal – we have now raised over £10,000! This money will make a huge difference to our work, helping to fund local projects that make connections, spark joy and change lives.

We are so grateful to be part of a community that comes together to ensure those who need it have access to mental health and wellbeing support, safe spaces and new opportunities. However, with small charities facing unprecedented strain and more people than ever facing a tough time this winter, community projects have never been more needed –  and will offer a lifeline to many residents who are struggling this winter.

Can you help us reach £15,000 before the Christmas break and support more local projects that change lives in Islington?

“Life is full of ups and downs – this too shall pass. Wishing you lots of joy and good health.” – your Islington neighbour (postcard project) 

Want to support in another way?

There are lots of ways you can give back and support the local community this winter.

“This postcard is proof that you’re not alone, and that friends are made from strangers.” – your Islington neighbour (postcard project) 

It’s not too late to take part in our postcard project and help us spread joy across the borough Just head to Angel Central shopping centre – by the lifts you will find a range of our bright postcards. Write a message to someone in the community who might be struggling or lonely this winter, pop it in the post box and we will get it to a local resident brighten their day.

We’ve had so many of you post lovely messages already! With record levels of people struggling to make ends meet this winter, things can feel hopeless. Your messages and donations to our winter appeal can make a real difference.

“May the coldness remind you of the warmth, the darkness the light, and all the joy be yours this festive season.” ~ your Islington neighbour (postcard project) 

Here are some of your heartwarming messages so far:

“Know that you are loved and you are so so special! You are the only one there is and ever will be. You are unique!

“Life is full of ups and downs – this too shall pass. Wishing you lots of joy and good health.”

“You are noticed and cared for. Whilst the world moves, know that you are not unacknowledged.”

“Never be afraid of stopping someone to say hello – you may just brighten someone’s day.”

“May the coldness remind you of the warmth, the darkness the light, and all the joy be yours this festive season.”

“This postcard is proof that you’re not alone, and that friends are made from strangers.”

“The world can be a scary sometimes, but it’s also filled with lovely things.”