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It's October. The month where the clocks go back, the winter clothes come out from our wardrobes and Christmas gifts start appearing in the shops(!?)

As always we have plenty of news to share about what we've been up to, so please read on to find out more...

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THEY DID IT! Paula and her 18 year old client jumped out of an aeroplane at 13,000ft to raise money for our young people’s Unity service! They had to wait two and a half hours for their turn, spending time with one fellow jumper who was sick with fear and concerns about the changing weather conditions. Such an amazing achievement for them both. 
At present, they’ve raised over £2,000 but the link is still open if you would like to donate. Massive congratulations to them. Click
here to donate.
STAFF GET TOGETHER: Last month, team TMP had our ‘all staff summer picnic’ at the very lovely venue of Letton Hall. This was our first face to face gathering in over 18 months and it was so good to see colleagues in person, in beautiful surroundings, with the autumn sunshine. We listened to updates from various services, our Chair of Trustees Liz Wiggins came along to update and inspire us and the morning was finished with outdoor games and ice creams for all!
NORFOLK REMEMBERS: Also last month we hosted our annual Remembrance Service at the church of St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, to remember those lost and suffering due to substance misuse. We had over 80 people in attendance and enjoyed singing from staff members Ellie Coulson and Suzanne Stephan plus readings from Caroline Jarrold - Sheriff of Norwich and participation by our Trustees Revd Richard Capper and Stephen Lock. Our friends at St. Georges Church, Colegate kindly organised cakes and refreshments for attendees to enjoy afterwards.
ON TRACK: This week our On Track Project had their first men's 'Walk and Talk' session led by coach Kev and supported by coach Luca. This is a safe space for participants who identify as male to have a catch up with other male participants involved with the project. 
Know any one aged 16-24 years old who is not in education, training or employment? If yes, have a look at our website to see the support we can provide. Our On Track project is funded by the European Social Fund & The National Lottery Community Fund.
SEETHING OBSERVATORY: On Tuesday 28th September A group from the Norwich Military Veterans Drop-In made the short trip to Seething Observatory. They had a fantastic insight into the stars, planets and deep space. Guides Roger and Jeff gave a tour of the two Domes which house high powered telescopes. The evening finished off with a presentation on the history of star gazing and how technology has helped us to learn more about our universe. A return trip is planned for an evening with clear skies.
From 18th October through until 18th December, The Matthew Project Charity will be selling Christmas cards at St. Peter Mancroft church opposite the Forum, Norwich. (Directions here)
Every year a team of volunteers called the Original Charity Christmas Card Shop (
ONCCS) create a community pop up stall. Sales were severely impacted last year due to lockdowns and C19 so PLEASE pay them a visit and purchase your cards to send Christmas wonder far and wide. We are proud to say that the designs have all been created by members on our Recovery Support Programme and we hope you'll agree they've done a fantastic job.
Packs of 25 are being sold at just £5!
Cards will also be available to purchase at our recovery hub on Oak Street (directions
here)

That's it for today. Hopefully we've given you plenty to smile about. In our next newsletter we'll be sharing information about our Christmas fundraising appeal although initial information on how to pledge is available on our website by clicking here now. Plus updates on the many other things we'll have been up to too!

Until next time, our very best wishes,

The Matthew Project Team x

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