Bricklayers fred innit

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Post by The Fenman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:50 am

When someone on the street asks for money some give instinctively, while others struggle with what it might be spent on. For Rik James, who previously slept rough, money is not the answer.

"If they ask for money it's for one of two things - drugs or alcohol," says Mr James, who runs Birmingham Homeless Outreach.

"Offer them food and if they don't take it they don't need it."

It's his view that if a homeless person spends money on drugs then the person who gave them the cash is party to the substance abuse.

"Just come out with food and hot drinks," he adds. "Give them five minutes of your time, talk to them.

"I go out seven days a week with clothes and bedding. If you give them sleeping bags they just sell them."


Give a gift - a hat, gloves, or clean dry socks

If you choose not to give money to homeless people there are others things you can give to make a difference to their day.

"A lot of people doing a little is better than a few people doing a lot", is the motto of former armed serviceman Ian Northcott.

He founded Socks&Chocs in 2010 to collect warm and dry socks and chocolate for people on the streets of Birmingham.

When Mr Northcott was a soldier he often spent days in the field, tired, cold and wet. The Army insisted he put on a pair of clean, dry socks each day.

Mr Northcott says he did not realise the importance at first, but the simple pleasure of a warm pair of socks made a great deal of difference.

His charity aims to give the same feeling to homeless people struggling in the cold, along with chocolate to give them a boost.

This year the charity has given out 6,274 pairs of socks and 4,713 boxes of chocolate.

Other gift ideas which could make a difference include hand warmers, gloves, hats and books.





Just googled this :clap :clap :clap
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:38 am

If I was sleeping rough, drink or drugs would take priority over food or a hot drink.

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:15 pm

Couldnt find him *, *, *, *, *, *, *,
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by freebooter » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:22 pm

Haven't looked in here for an age, Fenners wishing your grandson a very speedy recovery.

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Post by harry_rag » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:49 pm

kenbo wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:38 am
If I was sleeping rough, drink or drugs would take priority over food or a hot drink.
So, business as usual then? ;-)

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Post by The Fenman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:26 pm

:cheers Boots goes again on the 30th hopefully they will do it this time. {:(
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by kenbo » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:16 am

I wish, H!!! :lol

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Post by The Fenman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:27 am

Light frost here kenners, sun soon be up tho :clap :clap :clap
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:21 pm

Bought an Air Fryer today . . . Best chips ive had for donkeys years :clap :clap :clap
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:27 pm

Yeah, I've had an Acti Fry for a couple of years now, they are good. :thumbs

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:24 pm

Bought an omlette maker today even better :clap :clap :clap
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:51 pm

You bought a frying pan ?

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:09 am

Nope a omlette maker its brill :clap :clap :clap
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 am

Morning Punters :v:

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:v: :v: :v: :v:
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Col » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:11 pm

Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight...


..to 1971

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Post by peanut » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:59 pm

:clap :clap :clap

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!8D !8D 8D 8D
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Timmo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:08 pm

50 years young today :cheers

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Post by Col » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:11 pm

Happy Birthday Timmo :)

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by peanut » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:16 pm

:clap Timmo

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Post by The Fenman » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:10 pm

Timmo ^/
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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by Timmo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:39 pm

Cheers lads :thumbs
Bit of a damp squid day supposed to have gone to wetherby
Wife's layed low with a bad chest infection

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Re: Bricklayers fred innit

Post by The Fenman » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:53 am

Old fella in the local bookies, always has a lump of cash on him, always getting it out to put bets on, had £500 on hunnysuckle yesterday went home, about midnight his door was kicked in and was beaten up and it taken.

Police rang me got my number off his phone at about 12.30 am . . . .Was thinking of avin a lay in but thats getty up time anyway ;-)

We have told him time and time again about it, today it came to get him *, *, *,

Lovely old boy as well would do anything for anyone {:( {:(
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