PIP would like to wish all it’s volunteers old and new a very Happy New Year 💚

Looking back on 2018 we can truly say we’ve had a blast!!! ….. and have achieved more than we ever thought possible .

We have continued with our litter picks in Pill and have also managed to join forces and complete 5 riverbank litter picks.

We have worked with Newport City Council’s environmental team and successfully had the fence reconstructed under George Street Bridge to stop drug use. We collected 1,500 needles in 1 hit and this weekend only managed to find 21….. #community

We have run 3 not for profit coach trips 🚌

We have cut hair for the homeless with the support of local barber’s 💇‍♂️✂️💇‍♀️

We have attended the over 50s event at Newport Centre.

We successfully opened our pop up hub which ran for the duration of our biggest campaign #WrapUpNewport. This would not have been possible without the generosity and kindness shown by the people of the City of Newport and we are sincerely thankful to everyone who hosted a donation box or donated 💚 a coat … 2348 in total .

We successfully launched our food bank bin and were overjoyed to donate these items to our local food bank .

Our newest venture is direct donations to our city’s homeless community where we have been going out building trust and giving out hot drinks and food, this is something we hope will continue to grow in 2019.

These are just a few of the events we have run in 2018.

We would also like to thank this years sponsor’s Gwent Police, Newport City Homes, United Living, Admiral, Charter Housing and St Woolos Rotary Club.

We are also thankful for our Award for Pride in Gwent, Environmental Category 2018 and our nomination for The National Diversity Award 2018.

Personal Thanks from myself to the founder and chairman of PIP Paul Murphy who works tirelessly and without him none of this would of been possible.

Things are looking good for PIP and with hard work and commitment anything is achievable…Watch this space !!

Happy New Year All

Kind Regards

PIP 💚💚💚