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Hello everyone, just to let you know that Cambridge City Council has called the Severe Weather Protocol to run from Thursday 28th November until Monday 2 Dec 2019. Should anyone be concerned about someone on the street please do contact us here at Jimmy's or refer the person to us for help during the Severe Weather Period.

Jimmy’s Cambridge appoints new Chief Executive

Jimmy’s Cambridge announces the appointment of Mark Allan as its new Chief Executive. Jimmy’s is a charity that for nearly 25 years has been helping homeless people in Cambridge, providing 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed.

Mark has a wealth of experience both in the charity and housing sectors, joining us from South Kilburn Trust, where he was CEO for over 6 years and was successful in gaining a significant grant from the Mayor of London to refurbish a large historic building to support local start-up businesses and local communities. Previously he worked with Toynbee Hall, an innovative charity in the East End of London, and prior to that with two large housing associations. Mark comes to us with significant experience in fundraising, project management, partnership work, and developing new ideas to support people.

Fiona Blake, Chair of Jimmy’s Cambridge, said: "Jimmy’s is delighted that Mark has joined us. Homelessness is sadly on the increase across the UK and we are keen to explore how Jimmy’s can build on its great work over the last nearly 25 years to significantly reduce homelessness in Cambridge. Mark brings with him a great range of experience and qualities that will help us take Jimmy’s forward."

Mark Allan said: "I’m really pleased to be joining the team at Jimmy’s. It’s a great charity doing very important and valuable work, with a team of talented and committed staff and volunteers. I’m looking forward to the challenge. "

Mark Allan started at Jimmy’s Cambridge on 4 November 2019.

Little Waitrose, FitzroyStreet

We are pleased to announce that we are part of the green in store counters at Little Waitrose, Fitzroy Street. If we get the most counters we are in line for a donation of £500, so if you're in the area and shopping in Little Waitrose, grab a green counter on your way out, look for our name and put the counter in our box to support us. Thank you all so much

Percent App Launch

"Exciting news! We’ve just gone live on the Percent app!

Percent allows you to donate to us FOR FREE when you spend at Deliveroo, Nando’s, Wasabi, Byron and other retailers around town. Just support us on the Percent app. The more supporters we have, the more we’ll raise, so we’d be really grateful if you could support us on Percent.

How to support us for free on Percent

  1. Download the Percent app
  2. Sign up with your email
  3. Choose to support us
  4. Link your card

Every time you spend with a retailer which is on Percent, the retailer will donate a percentage of the bill to us. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and you don’t even have to open the app.

This is a super easy way for you to support us for free. You can use this link to get started:


SWEP 2019-2020

With the nights drawing in and the colder months approaching Jimmy's is proud to partner with the Salvation Army to provide the City Council's Severe Weather Provision for the coming winter. Starting in November, Jimmy's and the Salvation Army will once again be providing emergency shelter in times of severe weather. For more information please see the SWEP Frequently asked questions on our volunteer page along with a volunteer application form for SWEP if you want to join us this winter. We are also still looking for locum personnel to join us. So if you want to support us this year, please do get in touch.