News from DENS – March 2024

Greg’s story

Greg arrived at The Elms hostel during a tumultuous period of his life after his relationship had fallen apart, leaving him with nowhere to turn. Thanks to support from his dedicated Key Worker, Greg progressed into his own flat, successfully navigating financial hurdles along the way.

Now, Greg is on an exciting pathway to independence, pursuing creative and educational achievements on a college course, feeling ready to work more than ever before and determined to reconnect with his loved ones.

Read Greg’s full story


International Women’s Day

We joined the celebrations on 8th March, using the day as a chance to highlight the challenges faced by women who experience homelessness and poverty, while also commending the strength and resilience of many women who have overcome adversity to start rebuilding their lives.

Our blog post brings together eye-opening data with inspiring stories from women who have accessed DENS’ services.

Learn about the Stats and Stories for International Women’s Day


Final call for the Hillbuster

This is your last chance to get involved at our flagship cycling event on Sunday 28th April!

If you can help keep the event safe for our cyclists by volunteering as a route marshal, click here to contact our events team. Alternatively, take on the challenge of an epic bike ride along the stunning Chiltern Hills by booking via the link below.

Book your place for the Hillbuster


Sustainability at the Bike Project

Global Recycling Day took place in March, and it was a great opportunity to reflect on how our Bike Project is making cycling even greener for the local community.

This includes every pre-loved bike sold at the shop undergoing a complete reconditioning process and coming with a six-month warranty. They can also take your worn-out tyres and inner tubes and send them off to be recycled into new products!

Find out more about our Bike Project


Another super Spring Quiz

A big thank you to everyone who took part and volunteered at our sold-out Spring Quiz earlier this month. It was another fantastic evening of trivia and entertainment, with every penny raised going towards the vital work we do in the community.

To be among the first to hear about tickets for our next quiz event, follow the link below.

Register your interest for our next quiz

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