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Wet night.

Wet night.

What a horrible wet and windy evening. Everyone soaked through .All fed and lots of hot drinks given out. Lovely to have a new volunteer out with us this. The homeless are made of strong stuff I really don’t know how they stay out on a night like this ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’ช. Thank you to everyone who […]

Year today.

Year today.

๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚Happy 1st Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ Pride in Pill Supporting The Homeless Project โค๐Ÿ’šโค After a hugely successful city wide campaign last year our project was born. Four people took the imitative to help those in need ……..the rest is history!! Thank you to each and everyone of you that make this possible every week One year […]

Cityโ€™s homeless.

Cityโ€™s homeless.

Another lovely evening. Everyone happy ๐Ÿ’š Lots of donations given out – hats, scarves, duvets and clothing. Everyone well fed, thanks once again to Lee for the donations the guys were chuffed ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks to everyone who donated this week. Welcome to our newest volunteer hope you enjoyed your evening with us ๐Ÿ’š Take care […]

Community clean up.

Community clean up.

The Litter gods were shining on us today ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒžGlorious 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 ๐Ÿ’š Fantastic event today thankyou […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Another lovely evening ….everyone was well fed and in good spirits. Lots of advice given about night shelter, accessing dental treatment and registering to vote ect !!! It was lovely to have our new volunteers out with us again this evening ๐Ÿ’š Thank you to everyone who donated food and clothes. Special Thanks to Greggs […]

storage.

storage.

All good things come to those that wait ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’š. Thank you so much to Pink Storage for your excellent service. We now have 24 hour access 365 days of the year to our PIP equipment and donations right in the middle of the city !! Fanbloomingtastic ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ Big thanks to Oscar from Falafilo Island๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด for […]

How pip started.

How pip started.

We have been asked this week What made you start this group up. So here is the Answer. In 2014 Newport Council decided to stop the buses through the main street in Pillgwenly (known as Pill) 2 residents decided to start a petition , while collecting the signatures to get the buses going again they […]

over 50s event.

over 50s event.

Great event again this year . Met lots of lovely people who came to our stand and all gave positive feedback. Also spoke to lots of people from a wide variety of groups and businesses who are doing great work in our city ๐Ÿ’š

Homeless.

Homeless.

Great fun this evening with our homeless, everyone happy ๐Ÿ˜ lots of advice given out this evening about accessing services. Two trolley loads of clothes, blankets and pillows given out along with 12 air beds and a couple of tents. All the food went as well as the meal tickets and hair cut vouchers. Thanks […]

Donations.

Donations.

๏ฟผ๏ฟผMr M and I were invited to Penylan Baptists Church, harvest festival service this morning. Thank you John for a lovely service and massive thanks to the congregation along with Penylan brownies and guides for the generous donations for PIP Supporting The Homeless Project. ๐Ÿ’š Happy Harvest Everyone ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ“๐Ÿž๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฎโ˜•๐Ÿต๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ

Homeless:

Homeless:

Lots of donations given out this week and this evening. It’s hard work with our little group all working full time, having family commitments and all the work running PIP behind the scenes, but we’ve managed to go through everything and are so grateful for all your donations. The boots of our cars, spare bedrooms […]

Food share.

Food share.

Less than a year ago a small group of people took the initiative to do something to help our homeless community, we identified the need and started something from scratch to help those less fortunate, hoping it would have a lasting effect on thier lives. Today Pride in Pill, Supporting The Homeless Project are pleased […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Complicated evening full of highs and lows.๐Ÿ™„ Sometimes we sit and wonder why do we do what we do, PIP is a 24hr responsibly and at times can be overwhelming …. then we see this ……. 48 hour appeal for warm clothing ,tents,sleeping bags, and blankets….No words ….. just amazement, thank you to everyone who […]

Fire.

Fire.

Such a difficult week for our homeless and all the groups that help them. Hopefully yesterday’s clean up will help everyone move on. Thank you for all the donations. We can’t tell you how busy everyone has been behind the scenes and how all the groups have pulled together for the best possible outcome. What […]

Fire 5 tents.

Fire 5 tents.

So sad to see someone has burnt five tents down, good job no one was in them. Thanks to all the people who have donated this evening. Everyone now has a tent ๐Ÿ•, sleeping bag ๐Ÿ’ผ and foam mat .

Homeless.

Homeless.

Firstly thank you to everyone who donated this week, especially to HCT ๐Ÿ’— for all the lovely cakes. So nice to have Sasha on the team again this evening. Lots of food and hot drinks given out. Everyone happy. Thanks once again for everyone’s support- we couldn’t do this without you ๐Ÿ’š night night xxx

Homeless.

Homeless.

Busy night for PIP Supporting The Homeless Team. Lots of people out and about enjoying the Bank Holiday evening. Everyone was fed and in good spirits, I think the sunshine helps ๐ŸŒž So happy to welcome another team member this evening, you fitted in perfectly ๐Ÿ’š Huge thanks to Hatti for joining our food voucher […]

Community clean up.

Community clean up.

Pride in Pill in association with Steve Preddy riverbank litter pick. George Street Bridge, East side, South Market Street, Pill and Riverfront. 50 bags of rubbish and recycling collected this evening ….. Fantastic news we didn’t find any sharps, what a difference to nearly a year ago when we picked up 1,500 needles in one […]

New member.

New member.

Girl power tonight ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ Thanks boys for doing a grand job of looking out for our homeless over the last two weeks ๐Ÿ’š So nice to know that we have been missed ๐Ÿ’š and the feeling is definitely mutual ๐Ÿ’• 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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿคฃ Thanks to all the residents who came and thanked us for all our hard work. It really does mean a lot. #doingourbitforthecommunity #savingtheplanet๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ #recycleitsanobrainer

Community clean up.

Community clean up.

Beautiful day for a litter pick ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž 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 ๐Ÿฐ from there event yesterday. It was lovely to meet you and I hope you raised lots of money for a great charity ๐Ÿ’š […]

Homeless.

Homeless.

Another great night for PIP. It was warm out this evening ๐ŸŒž. Lovely to see so many of our homeless out and about all happy to see us ๐Ÿ˜ . 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 ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž Pill Park bins emptied ๐Ÿ—‘ and the park looks spick and span ๐Ÿ˜ again. Sadly some of the bins were full of large empty tins of dog food ๐Ÿถ and food waste ๐Ÿ™„ 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.

๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’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.

๐Ÿ’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. ๐Ÿ’š Full bellies this evening . Massive thanks from all the team ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’š the end of day food collection project makes a huge difference ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ™„ . 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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜ supported by hundreds of local people . So pleased we were asked to separate all recycling from general waste ๐ŸŒ #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 ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’š Thank you from the bottom of our hearts โค to Greggs , Usk Way for the end of day food donations ๐Ÿฐ 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 ๐Ÿ’š. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers who showed up ๐Ÿ’š . Bins emptied in Pill Park and the fields left spick and span ๐Ÿ˜ 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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐ŸฐThankyou to everyone who donated clothes […]

Pip Supporting the homeless.

Pip Supporting the homeless.

Busy night for PIP ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜

Raining all day.

Raining all day.

Wet day for a litter-pick yet the volunteers still turned up. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ˜ 3 pick ups today. Bins emptied in Pill Park ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thanks again to councillor Matthew Evans for your continued support . No sharps found ๐Ÿ˜ 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. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š PIP ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š #education #listenandlearn #happytogivegrouptalks

Homeless run.

Homeless run.

Sometimes actions speak louder than words…..wild flower bouquet๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท from our homeless …. a true gentleman. Be thankful for the little things in life ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

College gwent.

College gwent.

Coleg Gwent Hairdressing student’s swapped their scissors for litterpickers today !!! โœ‚๏ธโœ‚๏ธ 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. ๐Ÿ’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 โšฝ๏ธ. 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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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.

Newportโ€™s first city-wide litter clean up this weekend was a great success: 10 groups, about 50 volunteers in total, across the city. Hereโ€™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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’š Highly recommended by PIP Sarah Simmonds from The Cake Station for the cup cakes ๐Ÿ’š and Green Apple Catering for the buffet๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ˜ it’s not all about the litter!! It’s about community, being a good citizen and making a difference to where we all live ๐Ÿ’š Thank you to each and everyone of you. Pride In Pill ๐Ÿ’š #Newportspringclean

Spring community clean.

Spring community clean.

Well what can I say about today … I think one word sums it up Community ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’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 โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒจโ˜”๐Ÿ’ง. 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 ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฐ plus sweet treats, home made bread pudding and rice chrispie cakes ๐Ÿ‘ Lovely to catch up with the staff at Lahore and Lilo Grill ๐Ÿ’š Thankyou for your support. Surprise end to the evening. Gwent Fire […]

Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday.

Happy Easter Sunday everyone ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’š Thank you to pobi for your kind donations of warm clothing and sleeping bags for PIP Supporting The Homeless Project ๐Ÿ’š your support is much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ˜ Even managed to clear up the car park […]

Clean up .

Clean up .

Lovely day for a litter pick, Pill Park bins emptied โœ” all ready for the Easter break ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฐ enjoy your half term kids ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ’š PIP ๐Ÿ’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 treat๐Ÿ˜. 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 – Cymru๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ Spring Clean Meeting at Pill Millennium Centre. All are welcome to come […]

Sharps.

Sharps.

Making the most of the light nights โ˜€๏ธ PIP ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ˜ 

Community Clean Up.

Community Clean Up.

The Litter gods were shining on us today ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒžGlorious 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 ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’š and she even made rice krispie cakes !!๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’š all the usual treats tonight plus a special treat from the teams Mum’s to celebrate Wales winning the 6 Nations /Grand slam ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿˆ homemade Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ especially for our homeless ๐Ÿ’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 x๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you once again for all the donations, Anne for the sweets ๐Ÿฌ,Rhi,Sue, cholette and Lewis for the donations of bedding, coats shoes, hats and gloves. Once again everything was given out ๐Ÿ’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 ๐Ÿ’š