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Amber to open new centre in Kent

We are so pleased to announce that we have completed the purchase of what will be our first centre in Kent.

The property which is set to become Amber’s fourth supported living centre is the 13-bedroom Downsview Guest House on Willesborough Road, Kennington, on the outskirts of Ashford. 

The purchase follows our success in securing planning permission from Ashford Borough Council to change the property’s use to allow us to create a new home to provide 24/7 support to young people aged 16-30.

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Mass bed-down by the Eden Biomes to help people facing homelessness this winter

Sleep Out is set to return to Cornwall’s Eden Project on 25th November raising vital funds for Amber and Cornish homelessness charity St Petrocs.

The work of both charities has never been more needed with an uncertain winter approaching and the continuing impacts of the global pandemic.

Sleep Out, the annual bed-down by fundraisers in sleeping bags outside the Eden Biomes, was held virtually last year but is now returning to Eden with up to 100 participants able to take part.

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Sail Success for Wiltshire Amberteer’s

Last week a group of young people from the Amber Foundation’s Wiltshire centre had the opportunity to do a week’s sailing with the charity Ocean Youth Trust South.

Part of the ethos at Amber is to provide young people with opportunities to develop their confidence and resilience which will help them with dealing with everyday life once they leave Amber.  A voyage with the Ocean Youth Trust South is about so much more than learning some sailing skills, the charity is committed to ensuring that young people build confidence, improve their communication and teamwork skills and have to deal with situations in unfamiliar surroundings.

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Awesome achievement from ex-Amberteer Holly

Ex-Amberteer, Holly, has taken part in a marathon walk around London raising over £400 for Amber in the process. This is a fantastic achievement and we are so grateful for her support! The 26-mile route was tough but it took in some of the best sites in London including Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge which made it all worthwhile.

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Amber seeks green light for new centre in Kent

We have recently submitted a planning application to change a former guest house in Ashford, Kent into a dedicated residential centre for disadvantaged young people.

If approved Amber would be able to offer a temporary home, 24/7 support and Amber’s unique personal development programme for young people in Kent. The property is a 13-bedroom Downsview Guest House on Willesborough Road in Kennington which we hope to house up to 26 young people aged 16-30 at any one time.

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Joe Wicks becomes a patron of Amber

We are hugely proud to announce that the fitness coach Joe Wicks MBE has agreed to become our patron.

Surrey-born Joe first became aware of our work after his mother, a social worker, started to work with some of the residents at their site near Dorking in Surrey. Since then, Joe has visited the centre on a number of occasions, donating fitness equipment and giving advice on physical activity and nutrition.

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