In June, Rush House celebrated 40 years of supporting almost 5,000 homeless or vulnerable young people in Rotherham at an event compered by Andy Kershaw.
Rush House CEO Rachael’s presentation covered the history of Rush. Service managers Lisa Rachieru, Michelle Corker and Steve Harris talked passionately about why they love working for Rush.
Julie Dalton, CEO of Gulliver’s, brought the entertainment by singing happy birthday and speaking about plans for a partnership with Rush.
Ex-staff and the Rush board of directors spoke passionately about supporting Rush’s mission to improve lives. It was also great to hear from ex-service users about how Rush supported them to achieve and succeed.
The event was closed by Joada Allen, Chamber of Commerce president, who summed up the feeling of positivity and achievement in the room.
It was a fantastic event; the staff involved in organisation, the speakers, table sponsors, other contributors and attendees collectively made it an amazing evening of which they are rightly proud.
Rush is also proud to announce that they have continued Lottery funding for their project, Brighter Futures. This will enable Rush to continue supporting Rotherham people age 16+ with their education, employment and training goals.
They need your support. £100 can buy a ‘help to move on pack’ for a service user (£25.00 electricity, £25.00 gas, and £50.00 of soft furnishings). £30.00 buys a new bedding set for a homeless young person. £15.00 funds a basic welcome pack containing food / toiletries.
Could you plan a fundraising day at work? Or maybe complete a sponsored run or walk? Could you share skills and knowledge with service users – interview techniques, placements etc? Can you help with service users’ wellbeing, for example by providing relaxing treatments? Are you able to offer financial or budgeting advice?