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Pride in Pill is a local Community volunteering group, helping in and around Pillgwenlly Newport. We have regular group meetings and are gaining new members from the community.
Here is a link to our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/pamurpaol/
Pride in Pill affectionately known as PIP was formed in 2014 by Chairman Paul Murphy.
PIP was originally set up as a community litter pick group six year ago, but has grown into something so much more.
PIP has become a multi award winning group with The Queens Award MBE 2017 being it’s jewel in the crown. Pill is one of Newport most ethnically diverse, deprived areas, crime, unemployment and substance misuse along with anti social behaviour is high on it’s agenda.
PIP hope to encourage people to take pride in the area by encouraging them to get involved. We hope our events raise awareness of what’s happening in our city.
The litter pick side is well established with PIP organising hundreds of events. In 2018 some of the volunteers took part in sharps training allowing us to be called on by the residents of the city to pick up thousands of disregarded needles, this has proven to be a huge part of PIP and has made us a household name.
In 2018 PIP had a boost of new volunteers who are self motivated and thrive on PIPs success and after a hugely successful city wide campaign PIP Supporting The Homeless Project was born. Sadly the number of people living in crisis in our city is growing and we are delighted to be working with other well established groups and organisations to help people live the life they deserve. We have now been supporting the city homeless since 2018 . We have gained trust and been privileged to see people go from homeless to housed. We have been honoured to be part of people’s complicated lives and watch them through thier journey. We have close links with many of the city’s restaurants and takeaways who have joined our homeless meal voucher scheme. We have two Greggs end of day food contacts.
Along side these projects we also run PIP community non profit coach trips. This year we are arranging trips to Bridgewater Carnival, Bath and Birmingham Christmas Market and Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park , London.
We also make regular donations to Stow Park Community Church Food Bank through links with Sainsbury’s, Kingsway Centre. We have an Elvis musical fundraising event in May to raise vital funds to keep the group going.
We have been sponsored by many local businesses and are grateful for their continued support.
We are always looking to recruit new volunteers for our litter picks. It can be hard to find the time to volunteer but it has enormous benefits. Giving back can help protect your own physical and mental health.
The aim of our group is all about community, we have a strong moral ethos. We believe that everyone from all walks of life should be given a chance to live in a safe place, feel loved and respected.
PIP is six years old this month and we are all proud of what we have achieved. We hope that with the City’s support we will continue to grow ….you never know what’s around the corner. The trustees are grateful to all the volunteers who without them PIP would not be such a success.
Happy Birthday PIP .
Busy bee’s 🐝🐝 again today, up at 6am to be in Newport City Centre for 7:30am, great fun for the team marshalling at the half marathon 🏃♂️🏃♀️.
Seen every season today 🌝🌪☔❄🌞
Lovely evening – team of 5 volunteers. Thanks to eveveyone who has donated this week. Hugh thanks to Greggs for this evening’s food and our amazing resturants who never let us down 💚
Everyone happy – so pleased that lots of the guys are getting off the streets and into permanent housing 💚 PIP will always be here to support them 💚 Night all xxx
Cold evening…everyone happy . Big shout out to all our fab followers for all your support. Huge thanks to Tile Giant for the fabulous thermos mugs🍵🍵.
Been a busy week for PIP, meeting with NCC, tidying the lock up and having a good sort out, 2 litter picks, collecting donations 💚 and a homeless run plus plenty of plans in the pipeline……you know what they say …no peace for the wicked !!!!🤔😜😋Back to our full time jobs in the morning !!!Night all xx
Second clean up of the day…..abandoned tents ⛺ cleared from West side of river under George Street Bridge. Six sharps💉 found . Looking so much cleaner and ready for next weekend’s Newport half marathon 🏃♂️🏃♀️. Come and say hello to the PIP team …. we will be voluntering at this fantastic event 😁💚😁
Lovely day for a litter pick 🌬🌬… blew the cobwebs away🕸🕸🕸
3 pick ups ….Pill is looking so much cleaner 💚 No sharps found ✅ all good .
Great team today 😁👍😁 Thank you all. PIP.
Thinking of everyone this evening who has been affected by Storm Dennis
🌧 😥🌬😥🌪😥🌧 . Everyone fed and lots of hot drinks 🍵 given out, had to purchase another 3 lts flask to ensure we don’t miss anyone out 😁 Lots of socks,smellies 🧦 and duvets given out to replace wet ones 😥 Despite the storm we were still greated with smiles😁. Great team of 7 this evening 💚 Thanks to Gwent Police for your support. It’s so reassuring to know you are there 💚 for those who are vulnerable.
Thanks to everyone who has donated this week and to all our restaurants and takeaways along with Greggs. Another pick up from Sainsbury’s, Kingways Centre tonight this will go to Stow Park this week. Night all 💚
Why Not Come And Meet The Team And earn Yourself Some Time Credits.
Pride in Pill would like to thank The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Newport, Councillor William Routley for his hospitality this evening at the Civic Centre.
It was lovely to hear all about the history of the building and get the chance to sit in the chambers.
Thankyou for listening to our story …. Pride in Pill ….we are proud to play our part in our community 💚💚
Pride in Pill is a community group 💚 we are here to help all our community… if needed. Homelessness and addiction can sometimes go hand in hand . We understand that life can be chaotic and yesterdays litter pick proves this . We do not judge …We just get on with whatever is needed to help our city become a better place for us all. Life can be complicated even with a roof over your head. Sometimes we just need to listen more and talk less . Life can be hard 😥
Thank you to everyone who donated this week and to the 60 new followers who liked👍our page …. nice evening always lots of smiles , everyone who came to us was fed 😁 ❤ 😁 Night all xxx
Hard core pick again today west side of the river 203 bags and sadly 345 sharps!!!