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Donation from Claims.co.uk

We are delighted to announce that claims.co.uk ltd have chosen to donate £550 to Amber.

Claims.co.uk is a claims management company who partner with National Accident Helpline, a brand of National Accident Law, the UK’s leading personal injury service.

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Gift from Argos for Amber in Trowbridge.

We are thrilled that Argos in Trowbridge has chosen their local Amber to benefit from their annual community fund. Staff from the store recently visited the centre to learn more about our work with disadvantaged young people and presented us with £600 of vouchers.

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Game On to support the Amber Foundation

The Amber Foundation, in partnership with homelessness charity End Youth Homelessness* is excited to launch our first ever national gaming festival, bringing together gaming enthusiasts from across the UK in a bid to level the playing field for homeless young people.

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Exciting new partnership funding from the Youth Futures Foundation

We are delighted to have been selected as one of a small group of charities to work in partnership with and receive funding from the Youth Futures Foundation. Youth Futures has recently been established to find, fund, support and evaluate programmes which help young people move into meaningful work.

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Support Amber provide a home and hope for young people in crisis.

The past year has been a tough one for everyone. Covid has impacted and restricted our lives in more ways than we could have imagined and the young people Amber support’s have been amongst the hardest hit.

Amber’s supported living centres in Wiltshire, Surrey and Devon have remained open throughout the pandemic but it has been a challenge. Costs have soared and income has dropped so we have launched a Crowdfunder to give our funds a much needed boost so we can continue to be there for young people who need us most.

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Run the October London Marathon for Amber

Amber are delighted to announce that we were successful in the charity ballot for the Virgin London Marathon. We are now inviting interested people to apply for our one and only place and fundraise for our vital work housing and supporting disadvantaged young people grappling with homelessness and long term unemployment.

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Awesome Achievement from ex-Amberteer Holly

Holly has just completed a marathon walk around London raising almost £400 for Amber in the process.

Having arrived at the centre in October 2019 unemployed, homeless and having escaped from a toxic relationship, Holly was not in a good place when she arrived with us.  However, she took full advantage of the opportunities on offer, taking part in the NHS recovery college and Amber’s in house workshops and training units. She also completed a range of online courses and did some voluntary work with a wildlife sanctuary.

In June 2020 as the pandemic was still ongoing, Holly found a full-time job in a warehouse and a place to live in a shared house.  Since leaving Amber, Holly has continued to work at the warehouse and has been studying in the evenings to try and fulfil her goal of moving into social care.  Although the job is not what Holly wants to do in the long-term, she is so grateful to have worked all through the pandemic. Alongside a regular wage, it has also given her confidence and some good new friends, one of whom completed the walk with Holly.

Doing the marathon walk to fundraise for Amber was Holly’s way of saying thank you to those who supported her when she was struggling with no-one to turn to for help.  Holly had this to say about her time at Amber “I feel a huge sense of achievement. My time at Amber helped me value myself and to recognise my strengths.”

We are incredibly proud of what Holly has achieved and are so grateful for the fundraising which will help other homeless young people like Holly in the future. If you would like to donate to Holly’s fundraising page, you can do so here.