October 13, 2015
Grow Your Tenner
October isn’t a month that usually stands out. It’s sandwiched between summer sun and winter festivities, and generally gets a bit of a bad rep. But this month you have the chance to do something that you can’t do any other month, because from October 13th Mash’s Grow your Tenner campaign will double every donation we receive of up to £10, which means that you are making double the impact!
Last year, with your donations, MASH – Manchester’s only charity supporting women sex workers – helped over 900 women. This October we know we can do even better! The Grow your Tenner campaign doubles every donation we receive of up to £10, and matches Direct Debit donations up to £10, for three months.
Your donation will go towards helping with the very real issue of homelessness in the sex worker community. 80% of sex workers have been homeless at some point, or multiple times in many cases. With your help we can help them to put a roof over their heads and empower them to become healthier and safer. Winter (and Christmas, we’re sorry to say!) is coming and it’s a bad time to be left out in the cold.
Your donation will help fund our services, which include one-on-one case workers that help locate suitable accommodation and help women sustain tenancies, and our new Homelessness Worker who makes links with homeless charities and operates a late night outreach service that provides women with condoms, hot drinks and emergency accommodation.
Sex workers are notoriously stigmatised, which makes them even more at risk, and makes it even harder for them to access support. At MASH we need your help to break down the barriers and give the help that these women desperately need it. Whether you’re a regular charity donor or want to try it for the first time, October is the perfect time to get involved. From the 13th even the smallest donation can make a bigger impact.