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Charity of the Year – Crisis

Kevin Hellard, IPA President 2020/21, has selected Crisis as the IPA’s Charity of the Year for his term.

Crisis was established in 1967. The charity helps people to get out of homelessness for good, through providing education and training, and supporting people with housing, employment and health matters. In 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales, the charity offers one to one support, advice and courses.

Crisis carries out pioneering research into the causes and consequences of homelessness, campaigning for change to permanently wipe homelessness out. It is producing a plan to end the issue once and for all.

As an organisation, we think it important for ourselves and our members to highlight the work of charities such as Crisis and promote an ethos of giving back to the community.

To find out more about Crisis and the great work that they do, visit www.crisis.org.uk, and keep up to date with them on social media.

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Our latest campaign…

Members from the IPA team took part in the Crisis Race to End Homelessness, a campaign which ran from Monday 20th July 2020 to Friday 31st July 2020 and was great fun.

The Race to End Homelessness works by each participant setting a target distance and then clocking up those miles – whether walking, running or swimming. Whatever the approach, the aim is to choose a goal, and get some supporters to sponsor your success.

IPA team members Michelle Thorp, Lisa O’Hara, Heather Childs-Potter and Stephanie Miles did brilliantly, clocking up 387.83 miles between them. We managed to raise a grand total of £1440.82!