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Scunthorpe and North Lincs Christmas lights tour

The Scunthorpe and North Lincs Charity Christmas lights tour.

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The Forge Rucksack Appeal

It’s starting to get cold so we feel it is time to start up this year’s project to help rough sleepers in Scunthorpe
When it has been run in the past it has been a massive success.

Drop off date Wednesday 5th December. Cottage Beck Road at the Forge Project.

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Light Up The Night // The Blue Door

Join The Blue Door shine a light on sexual abuse and sexual violence by lighting up the Humber Bridge in solidarity with survivors. 

5th February

6pm – 7pm. All are welcome. 

The meeting point is at 6pm at Humber Bridge Car Park, Hessle, HU13 0LN to walk across the bridge together.

Please be sure to wear warm clothes and comfortable footwear.

Stewards will be present along the route.

A limited number of glow sticks will be available to light up the bridge, but please feel free to bring your own torch or glow sticks. Please note that no open flames are permitted.

Part of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2018.



Gig// Wet Records:Musicians Against Homelessness

Wet Records who you can regularly find at Cafe Indie with their pop up stall are pleased to announce they shall be working with Musicians Against Homelessness in 2018, and their chosen venue of course for all their MAH gigs will be Café INDIEpendent !!
MAH aims to raise funds for the homeless Charities Crisis, and to provide gig opportunities for up and coming bands, with the backing of Alan McGee and some of the biggest names in the music industry, 2018 looks set to continue raising awareness for the homeless and much needed funds.

Their first fundraising gig is a big one called ‘THE ROYAL BEDDING DAY, on the same day as the Royal Wedding, this is in response to the recent news that the streets of Windsor will be cleared of homeless people.

The aim is to put on as many music events as possible across England, Scotland and Wales, to support homeless people and make a lot of noise’. – Musicians Against Homelessness.

19th May at Café INDIEpendent

Bands/Musicians TBA

Blue Door// Twelve Christmas Wishes Appeal

What is Blue door?

Blue Door is a specialist service who provide support to anyone that has experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence in North and North East Lincolnshire.

How you can help over Christmas?

Blue door had a think about it and created the Twelve Christmas Wishes Appeal, this appeal will help them to provide the right support for their clients to give them and their families a Merry Christmas. 

Here’s what they’d love your support with;

  1. To provide a Christmas gift stocking to every child living in the local Refuge
  2. We are looking for donations of new toys and stocking filler gifts suitable for the following children – boys aged 10 and 7, girls aged 2, 4, 8 and 16
  3. To provide a Christmas Pamper Hamper for every woman currently living in the Refuge or emergency accommodation. We are looking for donations of individual indulgent treats, which we will use to create hampers, e.g. chocolates, smelly gift sets, posh biscuits, cute bed socks, gift vouchers – no alcohol please
  4. To provide a selection box to every child living in the local Refuge or emergency accommodation.
  5. To provide twenty ‘Worry Monsters’ which we use to support children and young people who have experienced serious sexual violence. These monsters love to eat worries! Children can write down anything they’re feeling worried or scared about and feed it to the monster using the zipper mouth. Check out our Wishlist on Amazon
  6. To increase the Likes on our Facebook page to 1000 so we can continue to spread the word about the support we can offer to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Please ask your family and friends to Like us @TheBlueDoorSupport
  7. To provide a pack of Christmas crackers for every family living in the local Refuge or emergency accommodation.
  8. To gain corporate sponsorship of £500 so that we can provide birthday gifts and family trips out for the women and children in the local Refuge during 2018.
  9. To recruit new volunteers to help sort out our backlog of donated clothes at our Scunthorpe centre, with a total pledge of 10 hours. Please give us a call for more information and to pledge your time – even if it’s just one hour, this will make a real difference.
  10. To persuade a local supermarket to provide £100 in gift vouchers so that we can purchase whatever a family may need in an emergency situation. We will use this for such items as school uniforms, underwear, phone top-ups.
  11. To provide ten ‘Rest and Relaxation Kits’ for people anxiously awaiting a trial date for serious sexual offences against them.We are looking for individual donations of treats such as scented candles, herbal teas, adult colouring books, indulgent bath oils and soaps, posh chocolates which we will use to create the kits.To provide ten personal alarms to help those who have suffered an assault to feel safer Please check out our Wishlist on Amazon for details.
  12. To provide five ‘Christmas Doggy/Moggy Packs’ with treats for pets who are a much loved part of the families we support.

We are looking for donations of suitable treat for dogs and cats, either food treats or toys.

The easiest way to purchase any of these items is via our Amazon Wishlist  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=AWK0PXEYR82QJ and they can be delivered straight to us. 

Alternatively you can pop donations in to a Centre, just give us a call first on 0800 197 4787. 

Blue door can’t accept donations of any other items, such as clothing and pre-loved toys, until January as we simply don’t have the space.


Lincolnshire House // Need Your Votes #CerebralPalsy

The Aviva Community Fund offers support and funding to inspirational local projects in your community. Together we can do more for the causes you care about.
Lincolnshire House have entered to win this funding but they need your votes. Lincolnshire House is a registered charity based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, providing residential, day and respite care services for adults with Cerebral Palsy.

Please take the time to use your ten votes and support a great local organisation.

Register and log in now to get your 10 votes – you can spread them around or use them all to support one project.

What do Lincolnshire House plan to use the funding for?

The Multi-sensory room provides a relaxation area for individuals who wish to spend some chill out time. It comprises of various light shows produced by a wall projection, ultra violet light, colourful bubble tubes and a fibre optic array. We have soft relaxing furnishings, including floor mattresses, arm chairs and bean bags.

A very popular feature is the ball pool, containing numerous small plastic balls into which users can sink and relax, watching the light displays with the option of tranquil music to enhance the atmosphere. The room is virtually in constant use, either by our own service users or by special needs individuals from the community, who can hire it on an hourly basis (we have one young lady who uses it two afternoons a week with the assistance of her own carers,).

It is an ideal room, very therapeutic if individuals start to get a bit anxious or irritable, or if they just want a bit of space and a quieter atmosphere, and forms an integral part of the services we offer at Lincolnshire House.

The Multi-sensory room is in desperate need of updating. Most of the equipment is over 15 years old. We have made enquiries to ROMPA who installed the original equipment and they have come up with a fantastic design which we would love to be able to install.

At the moment all of the funds raised through our charity have been allocated to building improvements and so we are looking for donations to enable us to purchase the equipment for the Multi-sensory room.



Lincolnshire House // Art Exhibition and Sale

Art Exhibition and Sale

A local charity is proud to announce a very special event in April. At 6.30pm on 17th April, Nick Dakin MP will open the Lincolnshire House Art Exhibition in the Activities Centre at Lincolnshire House on Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe. The exhibition will open on 18th April as well so that more people can view the artworks.

Lincolnshire House is a registered charity based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, providing residential, day and respite care services for adults with Cerebral Palsy.

The Creativity for All team in Lincolnshire House have been working hard since January to produce some really amazing results which will be on sale at the Exhibition. Many of the residents have been able to make individual art or join in supported activities to produce some beautiful original pieces. Their work will be displayed and sold alongside art donated by the local community. Appeals have gone out for donations of art for sale and local people have shown such originality and generosity, some even producing work especially for the exhibition.

Any unsold work will be sold on the internet, at future fundraising events and also via Cafe Indiependent in Scunthorpe, who will exhibit some of the pieces for sale.

All proceeds will go to the Lincolnshire House Wish Appeal, which has so far enabled the completion of phase 7 of a building project including a further Activities building, Norman Peet Centre, where one of the facilities is a dedicated Creativity for All room. This is where the art for the exhibition has been produced.

Photographs of artworks are on http://www.facebook.com/LincsHouse and on Twitter @LincolnshireH.

The event will be open from 6-9pm on 17th April and from 10am to 3pm on 18th. There will be a great variety of items for sale with prices starting at £5, but if you decide to buy something you will need either cash or cheque, as the charity don’t have card facilities.

Lincolnshire House hope that you will support this event and invite all your friends and family to join in with celebrating the achievements of all the artists.