SHP Women TogetHER

Together On the Road 2 Recovery

  • £745

    pledged of £1,200

    • 15

      sponsors

    • 18

      days left

Congrats! This project has reached its minimum needed of £700 and is going for its target of £1,200!

Women Together - On the road to Recovery

We're fundraising to go camping this summer. We meet weekly to support each other along the road of recovery from Substance and Alcohol use that has had a negative effect on our lives.  An opportunity to get out the City  will support our mental and physical health and give us some quality time together, in nature.  Often we get lonely and isolated and many of us have  experienced trauma.  Before recovery the drugs or alcohol would block this out.  Our recovery is about stepping out of our comfort zone, stopping social isolation and relapse and having new experiences. Most of us are fully abstinent now and there will be no alcohol or drugs allowed on the trip.

Who are you?

Camden Recovery Service sits under the umbrella of SHP (Single Homeless Project) and supports people in recovery from substance use and homelessness.

The Women's Group is a weekly get-together of women in recovery giving out mutual support and openly discussing personal issues related to health, mental well-being, relationships, life goals and addiction.

Your story

Everyone has a different story, but one thing's sure becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs wasn't part of the plan. Many women dealing with addiction have experienced trauma at some stage in their lives. This impacts on mental health, confidence and self-esteem, physical health and relationships. Sometimes using drugs and alcohol to self medicate and block out emotional pain becomes a habit.   New experiences and opportunities that are different and create new memories can give inspiration and hope for a  new way of being.

Where will the money go?

If we hit our minimum target of £700 that will cover

  • Campsite and mini bus hire for 2 women plus  staff
  • Equipment for camping
  • petrol and food for 3 days

If we make more it would be amazing to have:

  • a pot of money to do the following:
  • a holistic therapist for complimentary treatments ie reflexologists, beauty products etc
  • resources for training activities
  • regular day trips ie picnic in summer, theatre show, cinema etc
  • specialist talks by experts and inspirational speakers around recovery and women's issues ie domestic violence, grief and loss.

If we had extra funds it would be used for:

  • travel and food costs when we go on trips
  • a regular pot of money to do all of the above
  • a registered childminder for the women that have children so they can attend

We would give regular updates whilst campaigning at least twice a week.

  • Minibus costs - £400
  • Campsite Fees for 2 nights - 7 people £150
  • Food for 7 people for 3 days - £ 150

Rewards

  • Donors will be acknowledged and thanked via social media and we can add you to our charity mailing list to find out more information on what SHP and Camden Recovery do.  They can visit the project or arrange Volunteering opportunities

Find us here

www.shp.org.uk

Twitter - @shp_charity

Facebook - SHP - Single Homeless Project

Help us succeed!

  • You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
  • In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
  • And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.