At the beginning of February we were honoured to receive not one but two awards at our supported housing centre in Surrey, Farm Place.
The awards from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux and the High Sheriff of Surrey, Dr Julie Llewelyn were in recognition for our outstanding support to young people facing homelessness during the pandemic.read more
Rick Stein’s much loved charity lunches are back and Amber has been selected to benefit at their restaurant in Marlborough.
From 11th – 27th January diners can enjoy three courses of Rick’s favourite recipes for just £23.50 plus a £2.50 donation towards our work.read more
We are thrilled to announce that Amber will be, once again, taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. This is an annual match funding campaign which raises millions of pounds for good causes across the country. This year the campaign will kick off on 30th November (Giving Tuesday) at midday and will run until midday on 7th December and every donation made via the Big Give will be doubled.read more
On Friday 8th October we held our first ever Fire Walk at Ashley Court, our supported living centre for disadvantaged young people, in Devon.
22 brave individuals took part in the challenge, including some of the young people who live with us. The group faced their fears by walking along a lane of burning hot embers and together raised over £3,500 for Amber’s work housing and supporting young people facing complex challenges including homelessness, long term unemployment and mental ill health.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more