Updates

Updates on our activities and progress.

Over a year of mutual aid!
Published on March 24, 2021 by Arthur's Hill Mutual Aid
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We've now been going for just over a year! 100s of people in Arthurs Hill and the West End have connected through facebook, whatsapp groups and events we've organised together. Thanks so much to everyone for being part of it! Nearly 100 lap...
Last week, despite the snow, we delivered more parcels than any other week. We've got a good system going with lots of different people helping pack, organise + drive food to people across the West End. If you ever have spare time on a Thur...
Tech for all!
Published on February 4, 2021 by Arthur's Hill Mutual Aid
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Over the past month we've fixed up, refurbished + distributed over 40 laptops, tablets + desktops to people in the West End. We've now given out over 60 devices to people in the West End to help people study + apply for jobs! The Department...
The Arthurs Hill Solidarity fund has now reopened after being closed for a month to pay out the grants on the waiting list. We've now paid out over £7000 since starting setting up 6 months ago, supporting people all over the West End with n...
Last week Arthurs Hill + Elswick Mutual Aid delivered parcels to more group members than on any other week - we also had new people involved in organising and are set up with a new system to reduce risk of spreading covid. Things are changi...
Help us build local support!
Published on January 13, 2021 by Arthur's Hill Mutual Aid
Admin
Hello! As part of the parcel making and delivery we are trying to move to a position where we have several teams of people who know how to work independently on a Thursday and Friday so that if some people get COVID-19 then the parcel makin...
Hello! If you'd like to help with parcel delivery on Friday please get in touch! We still need a number of drivers to deliver parcels to members throughout the west end of Newcastle from 2pm onwards. If you can't do this Friday we also need...
In the week before Christmas we distributed over 500 kg of food from our communal store + since setting up the solidarity fund we have redistributed 235 grants of £30 each. As lockdown continues, we know it'll be even more ...
There are currently 22 applications for grants on the waiting list so we are stopping new applications until we have paid these out + raised a little more money so people don't have to wait too long. Donations are still welcome during this...
Mutual aid at Christmas!
Published on December 17, 2020 by Arthur's Hill Mutual Aid
Admin
THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM SO MANY PEOPLE WE'VE NOW PAID OUT 208 SOLIDARITY FUND GRANTS! OVER £6000!All of the funds have been raised through individual contributions + regular monthly donations from community members. We've cu...
Xmas toy + book giveaway!
Published on December 10, 2020 by Arthur's Hill Mutual Aid
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Thanks so much to everyone who's contributed + spread the word about our collection of books + toys to redistribute over the christmas period! If you or anyone you know might like some kids books + toys for christmas message us by Saturday!...
**199 grants paid out!**
Published on December 6, 2020 by Arthur's Hill Mutual Aid
Admin
We've now nearly paid out 200 grants - that's £6000 redistributed! Thank you for your donations + support to make this happen at a time when costs are going up for people + there's very few options for support that don't ask questions or ma...
On Friday, along with Elswick Mutual Aid, we delivered food to more households than ever before! We also had the biggest number of people helping out that we've ever had with over 20 people involved in organising, packaging + delivering foo...
We're continuing to distribute food around the West end regularly on a Friday. If you can help with sorting food as deliveries come in on a Thursday or packing up and delivering food for different households on a Friday please let us know!...
Along with Elswick Mutual Aid we've been getting food out to lots of households across the West end each week, as well as all the food that goes into the phoneboxes. Yesterday 30 households had a food delivery feeding 129 people! You can se...
It shouldn't be on us to make sure people are fed but we're happy to know that when we need it, our community comes together to support each other. Thanks to the many people who contributed their time, artistic skills, money, cars, printers...
Today as packed lunches we gave out: 188 mains, 155 packets of crisps, 110 flapjacks, 54 cookies, 146 juice drinks, 31 kg fresh fruit Last time the number of packed lunches we gave out increase significantly over the days we did it: We expe...
The UK Government has surrendered all responsibility + humanity for hungry children in England. Unlike government Arthurs Hill + Elswick Mutual Aid won't let kids in the community go hungry at half-term. No one needs to go without food. We'...
Even though we're facing really difficult times, it's great to see everyone continuing to work together to help each other out in our community - thanks everyone for your help! Solidarity grants In the past week we've been...
Hello! As you might know we are in the process of establishing the best fitting structure to allow us to continue to provide food to people in the west end of the city. The next meeting to discuss this will happen at 5.30pm tomorrow. The dr...