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Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

14th August 2013
Source: The Guardian, Erwin James - Wednesday 14 August 2013 From criminal to trainee cook: 'I owe Gordon Ramsay a lot' Anthony Kelly says celebrity chef and a homelessness project gave him a chance to turn his life around. "I'm a work in progress," says Anthony Kelly, former career criminal,...
12th August 2013
On Sunday 18th August, the Anchor House Recovery Café, aptly named ‘De Novo’ - meaning ‘New Beginnings’ - will have its grand opening. Designed to enable people who are going through recovery to discuss their stories and socialise with like-minded people, the Café is open every Sunday, providing...
12th August 2013
On the 27th and 28th of July, thirteen courageous individuals from Euromoney took part in the physically demanding Virgin Active London Triathlon with the target of raising £5000. The iconic triathlon involved a 1500m swim in the Thames, a 40km bike ride through London, finishing with a 10km run....
8th August 2013
Anchor House is honoured to announce that we are one of 18 finalists for the annual Centre for Social Justice Awards. These awards aim to identify effective poverty fighting groups from across the UK, and will award six small voluntary groups and other local projects a grant of £10,000. Winners...
5th August 2013
In honour of last year’s 2012 London Olympics, Prudential RideLondon took place this weekend. Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies, RideLondon was a world-class cycling event, which compelled Anchor House staff members Derek, Malik, James and Jamie through a gruelling 25 mile ride...
26th June 2013
Anchor House is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Charity Times Awards 2013, in the category of Social Champion. Now in its fourteenth year, the Charity Times Awards aim to honour and acknowledge the work of outstanding professionals working in charity management and raise the...
19th June 2013
Anchor House's RideLondon TeamFrom left to right: Derek, Malik, James and Jamie In just over a month’s time, four staff members from Anchor House will be taking on the Prudential RideLondon Business Relay. On Sunday 4th August, Derek, Malik, James and Jamie will cycle an impressive 25 miles...
4th June 2013
Volunteers' Week 2013 runs from 1st – 7th June, and this year’s special focus is on saying ‘Thank you’ to all the volunteers who regularly get involved and help their community. Here at Anchor House, we have a thriving volunteering programme that covers a wide range of activities including street...
3rd June 2013
As part of their Living with Poverty series, the BBC recently interviewed Anchor House Director Keith Fernett and residents Kevin, Bruk and Louis for a documentary entitled ‘Mind the Gap’. The programme aired on Wednesday 22nd May, with a note of special thanks to Anchor House for their help in...
28th May 2013
Anchor House recently marked the sixth annual Give and Gain Day with a visit from ten very enthusiastic volunteers from BioMed Central, a scientific publisher of 252 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. The volunteers ran a CV employability workshop in the morning, holding 1:1 sessions...

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