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Hands holding a mug to support preventing homelessness campaign

A sweet surprise for veterans’ charity

Following a challenging three-week crowd funding campaign and a show-stopping Bake Off, FirstLight Trust has earned a permanent position on the GlobalGiving platform. Almost £3,000 across the charity was raised for FirstLight Trust’s project on preventing homelessness in UK veterans through their incredible supporters, but the £4,000 online target was not achieved in time. GlobalGiving, however, having witnessed the hard work and determination demonstrated by the FirstLight team across their six hubs, offered them a place regardless.

“The GlobalGiving platform gave us an opportunity to involve the whole charity in a fun and high-profile way,” explains FirstLight Trust’s founder, Dorinda Wolfe Murray. “It brought the whole charity together for a common cause that enabled those colleagues who genuinely are our often unsung heroes (the hub assistants) to shine whilst enjoying themselves and raising our profile.”

“GlobalGiving is a brilliant community to be part of because they really want you to succeed,” adds FirstLight Trust’s Operations and Project Coordinator, Rose Bradbury. “Not only is there the potential to make significant connections with new donors, but GlobalGiving offers a full range of tools and training that help charities to grow and develop their fundraising strategies.”

FirstLight Trust’s project on preventing homelessness in UK veterans will continue to be available on their GlobalGiving page. Homelessness is a pressing issue that FirstLight Trust support workers face all year round. In the winter months, the issue is becoming much more prevalent and support is needed more than ever.

If you are interested in supporting this cause you can visit FirstLight Trust’s project page on GlobalGiving or one of their six hubs for more information: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/preventing-homelessness-for-veterans/.