Huppert calls on city to save FLACK
MP Julian Huppert has stepped up to try to prevent Cambridge’s magazine for the homeless, FLACK, being forced to close by Christmas.
Julian has donated £50 to the charity which will be doubled as part of the government’s Big Give week.
He is urging others to support the appeal for £45,000 to save FLACK which works to get homeless people off the streets by providing training, counseling support and help to find a job.
The FLACK team has already raised £17,000 and anyone giving a donation before Friday, December 9 will see that donation doubled under the Big Give week. The initiative is designed to encourage donors to sponsor charities of their choice.
Julian said: “FLACK is making a real difference on the streets of Cambridge but it relies on charitable donations to keep it going.
“If this project fails, homeless people will have lost the support that could help them off the streets and back into work and a future. These people rely on charities like FLACK to give them a helping hand; without it many won’t survive the harshness of life on the streets. We cannot let this happen. This is too big a risk.
“I know that everyone is finding it tough and there are many pressures on the family budget. But Big Give week means that even the smallest donation will be doubled and will make a difference. If we all give what we can afford FLACK can be saved.”
To make a donation visit the charity’s official donation page at: http://tinyurl.com/flackcambridge