A thank you to the Nottingham Post

21 Apr 2017
by Dr Peter Barrett

When people go above and beyond to help you it is important to say a proper thank you.

That’s why, in my role as Framework Chairman, I was delighted to meet with staff at the Nottingham Post and present them with commemorative plaques in recognition of their remarkable Off The Streets campaign to help homeless people off the streets.

The Nottingham Post has run major campaigns in the past but none, surely, has caught the public imagination in quite the same way. The sheer weight of coverage in November and December and the extraordinary outpouring of support it generated helped us to raise an astonishing £31,956. 

This money is already being put to good use by helping to find a major expansion to out street outreach work. We are helping more people and achieving successful outcomes with rough sleepers every single day. 

Of course this money is absolutely invaluable to our work, but the legacy of this campaign actually reaches far beyond mere pounds and pence. It can be measured in the significant boost to our public profile, in the surge of new interest in our work, and in the former Framework supporters who have chosen once again to support our work. 

As a token of our appreciation to all at The Post we were delighted to present to these plaques – which were handmade by Framework service users at our specialist training workshop in Bulwell – to key editorial staff. 

My sincere thanks go to everybody else who made this a success – especially to the extraordinarily generous readers of the Nottingham Post who made this all possible.

*Dr Peter Barrett CBE is Chair of Framework's Board.

Image shows (Front to back, left to right): Claire Catlow (Deputy Editor) Laura Hammond (Reporter), Tori Harrison (Framework Fundraiser), Dr Peter Barrett (Framework Chairman), Chris Senior (Framework Fundraising Manager), Andrew Redfern (Framework CEO), Jeremy Lewis (Reporter), Dan Russell (Reporter), Mike Sassi (Editor), Dan Raynor (Photographer).

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