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On this page, you’ll find the latest news stories on everything from campaigns to fundraising events and awards.  Have a read of our fantastic clients and workers at LEAP and discover their stories and experiences.

LEAP Celebrates World Hello Day with Cream Tea and Scones

LEAP celebrated World Hello day on Friday 20th November by hosting an afternoon cream tea event where the first 30 people who said ‘hello’ received free food and drink. Among the visitors who came to the event were Councillor Chris Burke and Lincolnshire Police. Councillor Rosanne Kirk, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Social Inclusion and Community Cohesion said: “Saying ‘hello’ is the first step towards getting to know people, understanding them and creating a more inclusive society in Lincoln. We need to support each other. “The council’s Community Cohesion strategy shares the main aims of World Hello Day: Improving our understanding of each other, promoting tolerance and respect throug

Lincoln City FC supply Young Homeless Charity LEAP with valuable bedding

LEAP (Lincolnshire Employment Accommodation Project) were provided with valuable bedding from local football team Lincoln City on Monday 16th November. Lincoln City striker Conner Robinson and midfielder Andy Wright presented the bedcovers to LEAP clients at Sincil Bank Stadium. A total of 20 Lincoln City themed sets were given to the young homeless accommodation charity which will be used in LEAP’s houses around the city. Bedding is extremely valued at LEAP as it goes to young people who come into LEAP’s services without any possessions. More than 40 young people use the services at LEAP and offerings such as these are extremely helpful in providing a safe and secure environment for the cl

LEAP Coffee and Cake Morning for BBC Children in Need

LEAP (Lincolnshire Employment Accommodation Project) raised money for Children in Need by hosting their very own coffee and cake morning. Staff and clients put their baking skills to the test and produced some fantastic and delicious treats. Lincolnshire Police and residents from the surrounding area came along to the event that also hosted a ‘Pudsey’s Playlist’ where people could request a song for the price of 25p. Heidi the Chief Executive of LEAP said: “We’d like to say a massive thanks to Lincolnshire Police and the general public for coming to this event and making it a success.” In total we raised a fantastic total of £55.80! We'd like to thank Lincolnshire Police, Child & Adolescen

Anti-Bullying Week Coming to LEAP

We’ll be hosting drop-ins and events from 16th November to 20th November in support of national Anti-Bullying Week 2015. LEAP Lincoln is participating in the high profile, AntiBullying Week 2015 campaign led by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. We will be joining thousands of schools, charities and colleges across the country by taking part in Anti-Bullying Week 2015. Anti-Bullying Week started over 10 years ago to raise the profile of the issue of bullying. Since then, schools and colleges across the country have showed their support by fundraising for the AntiBullying Alliance and raising awareness of the issue of bullying with educational activities across the week. This year, LEAP are supporti

Almost 1,000 children will be homeless at Christmas in the East Midlands

It is estimated that 1,000 children in the East Midlands will be homeless at Christmas, according to homeless charity Shelter. Shortages in housing have seen a number of families forced into Bed and Breakfast establishments and hostels. Shelter is warning of the knock-on effects of living in temporary accommodation. Research done with twenty families living in B & Bs and hostels found that: Half of parents said their child's physical health had been negatively affected since living in the B&B or hostelEvery family lived in a single room, often with children and parents having to share a bed Most families said their room was in a state of disrepair, and over half of families said their room

In pictures: Pumpkin carving competition

Our clients and staff showed off their spooky artistic carving skills this Halloween at our pumpkin carving competition. The winner of the competition was the ‘boo’ pumpkin carved by our client Savannah. The pumpkin guts were later used to make some delicious pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie.

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