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Cambridge Street Aid Week

Our annual Cambridge Street Aid Week is running from 10 to 15 October 2022. During the week we will be raising awareness of Cambridge Street Aid and how donations raised help individuals move away from a street-based lifestyle.

Cambridge Street Aid was set up in 2016 and to date has raised over £150k from your donations alone. 1005 of all donations are available as grants to individuals with a street-based existence to help them move off the streets for good. The grants have helped individuals reconnect with families, seek counselling, fund basic items to turn their accommodation into a home, fund training and work-based courses to mention a few.

Street Aid might not be the solution to street homelessness. It is however a small step in encouraging individuals to engage with services such as Jimmy’s, Wintercomfort, Cyreniens and the Street Outreach team which in turn can help them break away from a street-based lifestyle.

We hope to talk about the positive work going on in the city to help individuals move away for the streets and turn a corner in their lives for good. We want to show how real change is better than loose change when trying to make a difference.

We would love people to get involved. Please spread the word or even arrange your own fundraising event. Examples of fundraisers in previous years include:

  • a cake sale
  • coffee mornings
  • sponsored cycle

We can provide lovely Street Aid yellow t-shirts and fundraising packs to help you on your way.

If you have lived experience of being on the streets and want to share your story, or you would like to volunteer to assist with any of the events please get in touch with our Street Aid Development Officer at mark.taylor@cambridge.gov.uk.

More information about Street Aid can be found on our Street Aid: Help for people on the streets page.

Street Aid Week timetable 

We are raising awareness about the work that we do to help those in need and raising money along the way. Every penny donated by the public goes directly into the Street Aid grant fund.

Monday 10 October to Friday 14 October, from 9am to 3pm at the market in the city centre

Stop by our stall and say hello to the team, who will be raising awareness about Street Aid. We will be joined by our partners, including It Takes A City and The Riverside Group, who we work alongside to help deliver grants and projects to those who need it most

Friday 14 October, from 1pm at the Grand Arcade

Community Safety Manager, Keryn is going to Brave the Shave, and shave her head to raise money for Street Aid. Hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust.  

Saturday 15 October, from 9am to 3pm at the Grafton Centre

Come say hello to us at the Grafton Centre where we will be joined by partner agencies to raise awareness and answer your questions.

You can donate at Street Aid’s Just Giving page or text “STREETAID 3” to 70085 to donate £3. This will cost £3 plus your standard message rate and will be paid via your phone bill.