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Tuesday 21 November 2017
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Issue 8, September 2007

Old before their time

Peter, aged 44, a hostel resident

Thames Reach has launched a campaign to highlight the problems faced by ‘young olds’ – vulnerable, middle aged, former rough sleepers who have health problems more commonly associated with pensioners. These include heart and liver disease, brain damage, poor mobility, memory loss and incontinence. 

Joanna Lumley meets fellow Lambeth locals

Photograph of Joanna Lumley with a resident of Graham House

Residents at a Thames Reach hostel for the homeless in Vauxhall were recently treated to a visit by the celebrated actress Joanna Lumley.  A Lambeth local herself, Joanna chatted with the residents of Graham House, had her photograph taken and signed autographs.

Saharan challenge to help London's homeless 

Photograph of Chris standing on a rocky Saharan hill

An Irish banking consultant has fought through the pain of injured knees and serious blisters to complete the 'toughest footrace on Earth' and raise money for Thames Reach. Chris Gibson, from financial services firm Troika, completed the Marathon des Sables earlier this year, raising over £12,000 in sponsorship.

Charity highlights super strength hell

Photograph of an aging man on the streets of London

Thames Reach is urging the Government to heed calls from police chief Peter Fahey to raise the price of super strength beers. Thames Reach Director James Francis stepped into the debate to highlight the serious health problems and social devastation caused by these drinks among homeless people.

Batting for Thames Reach

Photograph of a cricketer

A corporate supporter raised nearly £4000 for Thames Reach by organising two charity sports events this summer. Mediaedge:cia (MEC) held its Tennis Open in late July, featuring staff from some of the highest profile media companies in the UK. MEC also took on a team of media owners in a twenty20 style cricket game.


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