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New member.

New member.

Girl power tonight πŸ‘­πŸ‘­ Thanks boys for doing a grand job of looking out for our homeless over the last two weeks πŸ’š So nice to know that we have been missed πŸ’š and the feeling is definitely mutual πŸ’• Lots of homeless and vulnerable people out there needing help tonight, lots of advice given […]

Update.

Update.

Pride in pill community volunteers group. Wednesday 2nd January Till Now. Community Clean Ups. 57 Total Hours spent. 114 Number of people. 177 Number of bags. 1390 Pip Supporting the homeless. George Street bridge. Community Clean Ups. 6 Total Hours spent. 17 Number of people. 33 Number of bags. 189

Events .

Events .

Fabulous community event organised by Urban Circle Newport. Always happy to help out. Rubbish and recycling separated. Everyone looked to be having a great time – put it in your diary for next year πŸ’š Next event is Saturday 10th August, Tredegar Park 12pm till 10:30 pm – if you would like to volunteer please […]

Community volunteers.

Community volunteers.

How’s the saying go……. once you start you can’t stop. Second litter pick of the day … It’s official were addicted 🀣 Thanks to all the residents who came and thanked us for all our hard work. It really does mean a lot. #doingourbitforthecommunity #savingtheplanet🌍🌎🌏 #recycleitsanobrainer

Community clean up.

Community clean up.

Beautiful day for a litter pick 🌞🌞🌞🌞 Bins and park looking neat and today again along with adjoining streets. Firstly thanks to our man with a van for picking up the rubbish left in various spots and dumping it in one location for NCC to pick up. Thanks to Pill Mill for your hospitality and […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Started getting ready early for tonight’s homeless run …. lots of people to thank, firstly huge thanks to local Newport fundraising group Marie Curie for donating all there left over cakes 🍰 from there event yesterday. It was lovely to meet you and I hope you raised lots of money for a great charity πŸ’š […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Another great night for PIP. It was warm out this evening 🌞. Lovely to see so many of our homeless out and about all happy to see us 😁 . This is why we do what we do PIP Supporting The Homeless Project is built on friendship, and trust we are a family and our […]

Bins.

Bins.

Definitely one of the hottest day’s of the year 🌞🌞🌞 Pill Park bins emptied πŸ—‘ and the park looks spick and span 😁 again. Sadly some of the bins were full of large empty tins of dog food 🐢 and food waste πŸ™„ hense why they are filling up so quickly. We will be back […]

Bins.

Bins.

Had a email today about the bins and litter in pill park as some residents have been Complaining in the email there told me to get and empty your bins in pill park. So pride in pill was there tonight cleaning as it was a mess and what we was told that it was two […]

Sharps.

Sharps.

I Was asked on Monday evening if Pride in pill can go over to Broadmead park and pick up all the injection needles so within two hours the job was done. It was over 30 sharps and tablets and one of the residents told us that there reported to newport Council and newport city homes […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

πŸ’š Goodness super busy night for us.lot of old and new faces. So grateful to Greggs for giving us the end of day food …it went down a treat πŸ’š Nothing left at the end of the evening, all the food vouchers were given out and the haircuts. Also thanks to the Deliveroo: Food delivery […]

Donation.

Donation.

πŸ’šThank you Greggs on Usk Way for your fantastic donation this evening and thanks to Bargain buy for the Donation of the bags. Also to the city restaurants for the free meal tickets and the barbers for free hair cuts. πŸ’š Full bellies this evening . Massive thanks from all the team πŸ’š

Event.

Event.

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Shame more companies don’t do this. Good on you Greggs and thank you for all your support πŸ’š the end of day food collection project makes a huge difference πŸŒπŸ’šπŸŒxxx

Food bank.

Food bank.

Heart warming generosity from NB Cash and Carry, Commercial Road, Pill again this month, trolley full of donations for Stow Park Community Food Bank πŸ’š . Followed by Greggs ,Usk Way end of day food project collection for our homeless run this evening.. Also thanks to Kia Williams for the bread rolls and Ann for […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

All the usual friendly faces this evening – a few missing which is always a worry for us πŸ™„ . Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that our homeless are so very vulnerable and any negativity no matter how small can send them into a downward spiral, we can come home at the end of […]

Maindee.

Maindee.

So happy to help out at Maindee Festival today – fantastic community event πŸ˜πŸ’šπŸ˜ supported by hundreds of local people . So pleased we were asked to separate all recycling from general waste 🌏 #community #volunteer #savetheplanet

Pride in gwent awards.

Pride in gwent awards.

Thanks to Karen Welch in presented Pride in pill the award at the pride in gwent award 2019 by Western Power. Also to all the staff at the South Wales Argus and all the Sponsor and staff at Rodney Parade very good Event. Thanks to all the volunteers and family members who support pip and […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Great evening with our homeless, everyone happy tonight and all wanting to talk and tell us their stories πŸ’š πŸ’š Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ❀ to Greggs , Usk Way for the end of day food donations 🍰 this make such a difference and it’s great to see the guys faces […]

Community clean up.

Community clean up.

PIP has been busy this morning on our community litter pick πŸ’š. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers who showed up πŸ’š . Bins emptied in Pill Park and the fields left spick and span 😁 Thank you to the residents for your continued support and also to the lady who came out with […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Goodness super busy night for us. So grateful to Greggs for giving us the end of day food …it went down a treat πŸ’š Nothing left at the end of the evening, all the food vouchers were given out and everyone had a goodie bag full of sweet treats 🍰Thankyou to everyone who donated clothes […]

Pip Supporting the homeless.

Pip Supporting the homeless.

Busy night for PIP πŸ’š Lots of our city’s homeless out tonight all given hot drinks and sweet treats along with our PIP meal vouchers. Some very vulnerable lovely people who really don’t deserve to be out there tonight πŸ’š Lots of people to thank this evening firstly Tomos Povey from the South Wales Argus […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Busy evening lots of hot drinks and sweet treats given out again There’s a definite chill in the air this evening…. come on summer where are you ?? So nice to get to know all our lovely street sleepers and hear their stories… we all have them!!! Volunteering is so rewarding πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

volunteers week.

volunteers week.

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. Thank you to all the volunteers old and new who have given their most precious […]

Community Clean up.

Community Clean up.

Second litter pick of the day for PIP . Riverbank East side along to Morrison’s and Corpa Road. Not a bad days work. Thanks to Steve Preddy for arranging and big shout out to all the volunteers who turned up on such a damp miserable evening πŸ‘πŸ’šπŸ˜

Raining all day.

Raining all day.

Wet day for a litter-pick yet the volunteers still turned up. 😁🌧🌧🌧😁 3 pick ups today. Bins emptied in Pill Park 😁😁😁 Thanks again to councillor Matthew Evans for your continued support . No sharps found 😁 PIP

College gwent.

College gwent.

Thank you to Coleg Gwent beauty therapy students who will be hosting pamper sessions and cake sales this week for their Agored Community Challenge to raise awareness of the work Pride in Pill carry out in the community. Thanks girls much appreciated. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š PIP πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š #education #listenandlearn #happytogivegrouptalks

College gwent.

College gwent.

Coleg Gwent Hairdressing student’s swapped their scissors for litterpickers today !!! βœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈ We had a fantastic few hours up the SDR along the riverbank to Frairs Walk for a quick stop, then over the footbridge and back to college. πŸ’š managed to collect 11 bags of rubbish and recycling. It’s all about education, if you […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Well … Not sure where to start this evening…. firstly our city is buzzing … something to do with a certain football match we think , UTP congratulations Newport County ⚽️. So many people to thank for donations, Falafilo Island for the delicious desserts, Lidl, Usk Way Newport for all the lovely goodies, doughnuts , […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

So glad it’s a bank holiday tomorrow the PIP team need to recharge their batteries after a busy day. Thank you for all the donations we received this week. Our homeless were in good spirits tonight all fed and watered 😁 it’s chilly out there tonight and our homeless still need duvets and sleeping bags […]

event.

event.

Community groups and organisations working together is what makes a city great. Thankyou Pill Unity for your invitation to join you on your green day, we had a fab time litter picking and putting up your hanging baskets. Congratulations on the opening of The Phyllis Maud performance space. What a fantastic idea, a listed building […]

Spring clean.

Spring clean.

Newport’s first city-wide litter clean up this weekend was a great success: 10 groups, about 50 volunteers in total, across the city. Here’s just a selection of the stuff that was collected from Pill alone. 1/2 #newportspringclean #PortHour

Homeless.

Homeless.

We had a special guest come out with us on our homeless run this evening . We are so happy be working with Caroline from Amazing Grace Spaces πŸ’š . We know that these pods are essential for our homeless friends, they are the first step towards a new life. They work – its simple […]

Spring clean.

Spring clean.

So many people to thank for making today’s event a success. Pill Millennium staff for allowing us to host our event and looking after us πŸ’š Highly recommended by PIP Sarah Simmonds from The Cake Station for the cup cakes πŸ’š and Green Apple Catering for the buffetπŸ’šit went down a treat after all that […]

Spring clean.

Spring clean.

I hope today has inspired our community to join in … volunteer….make new friends and have fun 😁 it’s not all about the litter!! It’s about community, being a good citizen and making a difference to where we all live πŸ’š Thank you to each and everyone of you. Pride In Pill πŸ’š #Newportspringclean

Spring community clean.

Spring community clean.

Well what can I say about today … I think one word sums it up Community πŸ’š Thank you to all the 10 community litter pick groups around our city for joining in with the Keep Wales Tidy Spring Clean Event. Thanks to all 17 committed volunteers for joining PIP today you are amazing πŸ’š […]

Spring community clean.

Spring community clean.

Fantastic effort by the volunteers this evening, thank you Steve for arranging it with PIP. I think we saw every season, sunshine ,rain and even hail β˜€οΈπŸŒ¨β˜”πŸ’§. 3 collection points East side of the river, moving on to Corporation Road over George Street Bridge to the West side of the riverbank where we sadly managed […]

Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday.

Such a lovely Easter evening spent with our homeless, everyone had an Easter egg and hot cross bun 🐣🐰 plus sweet treats, home made bread pudding and rice chrispie cakes πŸ‘ Lovely to catch up with the staff at Lahore and Lilo Grill πŸ’š Thankyou for your support. Surprise end to the evening. Gwent Fire […]

Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday.

Happy Easter Sunday everyone πŸ’š Just getting ready for our Easter evening homeless run, plenty of Easter treats on offer tonight, Easter Eggs all round and hot cross buns plus all the usual sweet treats. A special Thank you to Paul Macey for your donation of hot cross buns, 24 bottles of water and chocolate […]

Donations.

Donations.

Great meeting with Paul Macey today…. Watch this space for more exciting news πŸ’š Thank you to pobi for your kind donations of warm clothing and sleeping bags for PIP Supporting The Homeless Project πŸ’š your support is much appreciated πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ˜

George Street.

George Street.

Going for the treble tonight, that’s Saturday, Sunday and Monday PIP volunteers have been out. Riverbank East side this evening . 5 bags of litter pick and 12 bags of fly tipping retrieved and re bagged all reported to NNC πŸ’š

Homeless and clean up.

Homeless and clean up.

Busy night this evening, lots of new faces. Thank you to everyone who donated this week, duvets ,pillows and warm clothes given out. 35 meal tickets handed out so everyone has a hot meal this week. Plenty of hot drinks and everyone had a goodie bag 😁 Even managed to clear up the car park […]

Clean up .

Clean up .

Lovely day for a litter pick, Pill Park bins emptied βœ” all ready for the Easter break 🐣🐰 enjoy your half term kids πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ πŸ’š PIP πŸ’š

Spring community clean

Spring community clean

Community Spring Clean events Sunday 28th April Lets see what ward counsellors are helping there community. Pride In pill on board. Pride In bettws on board. St Julian’s on board. Lliswerry on board. Alway on board. Crindau/Shaftesbury on board. Duffryn Dusters on board. #prideinpill #newportspringclean

Homeless.

Homeless.

Out and about again tonight in our city. As always smiles,hugs and handshakes all round . Big shout out to the 8 residents for the donation food vouchers … they went down a treat😁. Also special thanks to Sarah for the Banana bread rice crispy cakes and Jason for the tents and sleeping bags homeless […]

Spring community clean up.

Spring community clean up.

Pride in Pill are pleased to announce that Brigadier Robert Aitken Her Majesty Lord – Lieutenant of Gwent will be joining us on Sunday 28th of April at 10am for our litter pick, which is part of The Keep Wales Tidy – Cymru🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Spring Clean Meeting at Pill Millennium Centre. All are welcome to come […]

Sharps.

Sharps.

Making the most of the light nights β˜€οΈ PIP πŸ’š volunteers have been out this evening checking under George Street Bridge and surrounding area. Only a week ago since we removed a ton of rubbish and it’s slowly creeping back 😑😑

Homeless run.

Homeless run.

Thank you to everyone who donated this week. Everything was handed out this evening .New hats, scarves, gloves and socks. Two tents ,duvets and pillows. Lots of lovely warm jumpers,coats and body warmers. All our city’s homeless have fully bellies this evening . Not forgetting our meal voucher scheme which is going from strength to […]

Spring community clean up in pill.

Spring community clean up in pill.

We are looking for everyone to come together in their wards and organise litter picks. Invite the residents, your ward councillors and local businesses. Let’s get everyone involved. You don’t need to be a part of a litter pick group to join in. Just get together will your neighbours and just go out and pick […]

sharps.

sharps.

PIP πŸ’švolunteers noticed these needles while out doing there usual checks, so today we were out again keeping our city safe. West side of the riverbank, opposite Newport City Homes 😠

Community Clean Up.

Community Clean Up.

The Litter gods were shining on us today 🌞🌞Glorious weather, 15 dedicated volunteers old and new working together managed to clear approximately a ton of rubbish from under George Street Bridge. We also managed to fill our sharp box again and hand in a large kitchen knife to Gwent Police πŸ’š Fantastic event today thankyou […]

PIP Supporting The homeless.

PIP Supporting The homeless.

Busy day again for PIP, litter pick this morning and Supporting The Homeless this evening . So nice to have Sarah back on the team πŸ’š and she even made rice krispie cakes !!πŸ’š Thank you to Marjorie and Val for your food donations. Also big shout out to The Raj Indian Cuisine for joining […]

Pip Supporting The homeless.

Pip Supporting The homeless.

All set for tonight’s homeless run … just the flasks to fill πŸ’š all the usual treats tonight plus a special treat from the teams Mum’s to celebrate Wales winning the 6 Nations /Grand slam πŸ‘ 🏈🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏈 homemade Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith 😁😁😁 especially for our homeless πŸ’š

Award.

Award.

Pride in Pill have been nominated for the Community Organisation (Multi-Strand) award at the National Diversity Awards! We would really appreciate it if you share this link and write a comment about the work the group has been doing. Thanks in advance PIP volunteers xπŸ’šx Click on the link Please. https://nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/nominate/20976/

PIP Supporting The homeless.

PIP Supporting The homeless.

Busy night for us this evening. Quite a few new faces and friendships made 😁 Thank you once again for all the donations, Anne for the sweets 🍬,Rhi,Sue, cholette and Lewis for the donations of bedding, coats shoes, hats and gloves. Once again everything was given out πŸ’š 8 meal tokens accepted with a beaming […]

Needies.

Needies.

After reading a post on Facebook today from a member of the public about needles on the path under George Street Bridge East side, Pride in Pill decided to go and take a look……. this is what we found. Thankfully now in our sharps box πŸ’š

Very cold night.

Very cold night.

Well storm Fraya didn’t put the PIP team off going out to see our homeless last night, it did however make us appreciate the things we take for granted. 🌧🌧🌧 # warmbed #prideinpill #safeanddry #coldandwindynight Thank you for all your donations once again everything was given out and the homemade cakes went down a treat […]

Newport Spring Clean.

Newport Spring Clean.

Today while doing a litter pick with Pill in Pride, we discussed about completing a Newport wide litter pick. We agree a day for volunteers in each ward to complete a litter pick. Each group invites their ward councillors along and any of the other local authorities in their area. I know we have many […]

Not Good.

Not Good.

Utterly irresponsible fly tipping 😑😑 Only a 100 yards or so away children were happily playing oblivious to what lay hidden in the bushes. Dirty nappies, hypodermic syringes and packets of Naproxen along with medical equipment. Someone must know who dumped this !!!! #prideinpill PIPπŸ’š

Community clean up.

Community clean up.

Always a pleasure to help out another fantastic community group. Lliswerry Ward Matters you do a great job.πŸ’š It’s all about community and working together. πŸ’š Last week Lliswerry Ward Matters reported a fly tipping issue in Chem Park ,Corporation Road. The report went to NCCl, however nothing was done. So we arranged to meet […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Busy day for PIP Litter pick this afternoon followed by our Sunday supporting the homeless run. Everyone happy to see us, all fed and plenty of hot drinks given out.. Everyone seems so much happier when the sun is shining 🌞🌞🌞🌞 Spring is nearly here. Thank you everyone for your continued support it means the […]

Board members.

Board members.

First of our planned Sunday litter picks today, and what a glorious day 🌞 it was. Managed to litter pick Capel Crescent, Courtybella Terrace and Jeddo Street. Massive clean up in the lanes behind Mendalgief Road, where we found a large knife and a hypodermic needle. Finally for good measure emptied the bins at Pill […]

First Group.

First Group.

PiP is one of the first constituted community groups in Newport and has already achieved success carrying out litter picks, fly tipping clearance, small environmental improvements and giving residents waste and recycling advice. In the future they will be looking to train litter and recycling champions in the area. I would also like to say […]

PIP Supporting The Homeless.

PIP Supporting The Homeless.

Busy night for PIP again. Thank you Claire Louise for the duvets. All the food donations went and the bread pudding went down a treat. Special gift for one of our guys tonight who asked us for a radio, we managed to pick one up for him , he was chuffed. The PIP team wore […]

Night volunteers working.

Night volunteers working.

This is very bad and the tents was full with rubbish it was reported in December and January and I reported Monday to Newport Council so now it have been clean by pride in pill volunteers and reported to council let’s see how long before there pick it up box’s full of shape I we […]

Bins

Bins

Following a complaint by a resident, as suggested Pride in Pill has pulled it’s finger out! Within half an hour of receiving the complaint the volunteers responded and emptied the bins in Pill Park !!!!!!! Just a gentle reminder, PIP is a non-profit community group which in essence means that ALL the volunteers are unpaid, […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Busy night last night lots of cold, hungry guys and girls out there. Huge thanks to the following for your support we can’t thank you enough. Firstly thankyou Golden Peri Peri – 5 food vouchers given out πŸ’š Thank you Angela for meeting PIP with bedding, blankets, shoes ectπŸ’š Thank you John for the duvets, […]

Community clean ups.

Community clean ups.

It’s fantastic to see so many new litter pick events starting up all over our city. If you would like any help and guidance about starting up your own group or help with a newly formed group please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to come out with you as a one off […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

We have had a lot of interest from people who would like to volunteer for Pride in Pill Supporting The Homeless Project. We have a strict process which we adhere to before allowing new volunteers out with us. As you can appreciate it takes a long time for our homeless friends to trust us and […]

Why Volunteer? People choose to volunteer for many different reasons, for some it is a chance to give something back to our community or to make a difference to the people around them. PIP has had a busy month , in January we held 13 events a mixture of litter picks and homeless runs . […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Well what a night !!! Great to see our homeless friends still smiling after last night’s snow β˜ƒοΈ… you guys are so strong minded πŸ’ͺ with the biggest ❀ it’s so lovely the way you all look out for each other. We’ve lost count of everything given out tonight but at least you’re all warm […]

Pride in Pill are helping the most vulnerable people in our community our senior citizens (over 60s elders) in Pill during this cold snap. If you are an elder or know of an elder that may struggle to get their shopping done during the snow, please let us know. We are limited with our volunteers, […]

Very cold night.

Very cold night.

Message from a concerned member of public this evening about a few of our homeless hungry and sleeping under wet duvets β„β˜ƒοΈβ„ PIP team took them some dry duvets . Big shout out to Piri Piri Chicken for the donation of hot food to feed our boys πŸ’šπŸ˜˜πŸ’š #supportingthehomeless #snowisfalling #staysafe #wrapupwarm

Homeless

Homeless

Lots of hungry, thirsty cold guys and girls out on the streets tonight. All the snacks were given out and hots drinks all round β˜•β˜• Unbelievable how many people are sleeping on our streets . PIP is not political in any shape or form, we are however a group of people who can see that […]

Monkey Island.

Monkey Island.

Thanks Steve Preddy for the invitation to clean up Monkey Island πŸ΅πŸ’πŸ΅, we couldn’t have picked a better day 🌞. 50 sacks of rubbish, gas canisters, plastic drums, fridge/freezer and even a fire extinguisherπŸ”₯ pulled from our river bank. #embraceourriver #bansingleuseplastic #keepourcitytidy #saveourplanet🌎