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Needles at the Ready for the Tour De France
[ 0 ] April 3, 2014

Needles at the Ready for the Tour De France

Jimmy’s is pleased to be supporting the wonderful project to decorate our city in colourful knitted and crocheted jerseys when the Tour De France visits Cambridge on Monday July 7th.  You don’t have to be a genius with the needles to join in the fun, although those enjoying a challenge may wish to tackle a […]

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Councils Failing to Use Homelessness Funds
[ 0 ] April 3, 2014

Councils Failing to Use Homelessness Funds

Responses from 139 local authorities to a Freedom of Information request by the charity Centrepoint have revealed that £65 million of a total of £136 million allocated by the government to provide support to young people facing homelessness has not been spent. Commenting on the information obtained, Centrepoint Chief Executive Seyi Obakin noted that each year […]

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Mouth Watering Fundraiser Reaches a Conclusion.
[ 0 ] April 3, 2014

Mouth Watering Fundraiser Reaches a Conclusion.

The 2014 Cambridge Bake Off, organised by Cambridge Cookery School, reached its mouth-watering conclusion recently.  And a wonderful tiered spiced chocolate sponge/‘hot cross bun cake’ combination, suitably titled ‘The First Signs of Spring’ and created by 17-year-old Cambridge student Rachel Stonehouse, was declared the winner.  Congratulations to Rachel and our thanks again to Cambridge Cookery School for […]

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Beavers Sleep-Over to Raise Awareness of Homelessness
[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

Beavers Sleep-Over to Raise Awareness of Homelessness

First Little Paxton Scout Group has long supported our work and recently its Beavers, who are the group’s youngest members, took part in a sponsored sleep-over in Little Paxton Church, hoping to raise both money for and awareness of our work.  The sleep-over will also count towards the badges that the individual members of the […]

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Hub Takes on Homelessness
[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

Hub Takes on Homelessness

On March 9th Cambridge Hub, a part of the national network Student Hubs, an organisation that, in its own words seeks to ‘ create a culture change in UK universities so that student-powered social change becomes the norm and not the exception – inspiring socially active citizens for life’, organised an evening of events to highlight […]

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Selwyn £5 Challenge Raises Over £1100 for Jimmy’s
[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

Selwyn £5 Challenge Raises Over £1100 for Jimmy’s

A group of 9 hardy students from Selwyn College recently decided to challenge themselves to live for a week on only £5 worth of food each. Packing their diet with foods such as rice, lentils and porridge, the group hoped to raise awareness of what for many in the world is a regular weekly food […]

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Musical fundraiser
[ 0 ] March 6, 2014

Musical fundraiser

There’s a fantastic opportunity to see the brilliant Cambridge Concert Orchestra in performance to raise funds for Jimmy’s. In partnership with Impington Music Society, the orchestra is presenting an evening of international dance music from a range of composers including Brahms and Dvorak. The concert is on Friday 28 March at 7.30pm, at Girton Glebe […]

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Introducing the Y:Cube
[ 0 ] February 14, 2014

Introducing the Y:Cube

With affordable move-on accommodation for its’ residents in short supply, the YMCA has teamed up with architects Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners to develop a factory-made housing unit that can be produced for only £30,000, a cost that is 40% less than that for more popular forms of housing.  The YMCA plans to test the […]

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Waste Collectors Asked to Check for Rough Sleepers
[ 0 ] February 14, 2014

Waste Collectors Asked to Check for Rough Sleepers

Waste collectors have been asked to check large bins and skips before they are emptied amid increasing fears that rough sleepers are bedding down in such places.  A survey of 176 waste collection organisations in the UK and Ireland revealed that 38% of the companies had found rough sleepers in their bins and skips during […]

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Cambridge Bake Off is here!
[ 0 ] January 31, 2014

Cambridge Bake Off is here!

The fantastic Cambridge Cookery School and Eat Cambridge are running the 2014 Cambridge Bake Off, and all the sponge action is now moving towards the semi-finals. These are being held on 22 March at the Cookery School (at Homerton Business Centre on Purbeck Road in Cambridge). This year, the competition is raising funds for Jimmy’s […]

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