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6th Feb, 2014

Charity of the year for 2014, WinterComfort
by James Mitchell on February 6, 2014 11:04

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Dear JCI Cambridge Members!

I would like to take a moment to introduce to you our charity of the year for 2014, WinterComfort.

WinterComfort are a local charity working to help those that are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Cambridge. The whole JCI Cambridge council felt that homelessness was something we all should know more about, and that it was a issue prominent in Cambridge that we would like to support.

I am pleased to say that we have had our first initial meeting with WinterComfort and the scope for getting involved and making a difference is massive! I am so excited to get as many of you as possible on board this year, and there is a wide range of ways in which you could do this.

Of course, I intend to organise a good range of fund-raising and awareness building activities for you to get involved with throughout the year, with April being our 'Charity Awareness Month'. But on top of our own events, WinterComfort are really keen to get members on board that would like to spend time helping their clients through things like mentoring, CV writing and English speaking. We also are looking to organise a year long clothing and sundries collection to help WinterComfort continue to offer their daily welfare services.

Whilst our charity events will be listed on the main JCI Cambridge events schedule, I will also be looking throughout the year for members that may want to give some time to help support the services offered at WinterComfort.

Whether you can only give a few hours support, are really keen to get on board or simply want to find out a bit more, I would love you to come along to our charity introduction, to be held before the main speaker at our business event on Thursday 20th March, at Eversheds.

Please feel free to email me at community@jcicambridge.org.uk at any time, I would love to chat all things WinterComfort with you.

I very much look forward to sharing our in depth plans with you in a few weeks time and hope that lots of you will be enthusiastic about getting involved in 2014!

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Kelly Tennick

Community Director, JCI Cambridge

 

 

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