The Kids Are On It!

When I arrived at work last Monday morning there was a mysterious little letter slipped under my office door….

Much to my surprise and encouragement it was a really uplifting little message from a local family who had heard of our work. These amazing kids had heard about the plight of local homeless people and the work of Ace of Clubs in Clapham during their school assembly in the previous week. At that assembly our Centre Manager, Sarah Miles had addressed the school about this local issue and helped the kids to engage with what it feels like to experience homelessness and just how much help you need to get back on your feet. These young siblings were impacted by this and not satisfied to simply let it go they jumped into action and set up a cake sale on their front door step to raise some cash to support us in our support of local homeless people. It’s such an encouraging thing for us to see young people respond to need in their local community and to show that kind of compassion for those suffering and marginalised. So we wish to send a great big thank you to the family from Ace of Clubs for the encouragement and the support! And well done on making a difference to our day and some local people experiencing tough times. The Ace Team

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Ace Marathon Man

Huge THANK YOU to Garry Shrimpton, our Ace Marathon Man who raised £533.75 for us by running the Nottingham Marathon last week in a brilliant 3hrs and 51 minutes! Ace!

This is what Garry had to say… “I chose Ace of Clubs as the charity to run for after I saw what an amazing job they do at helping the homeless. I was lucky enough to get a tour of their organisation a few months ago and it left me feeling humble and wanting to do my bit to help. In the past I have raised money for larger charities, but now I focus on smaller community based ones, I personally think that they can get neglected and need the help just as much.”

You can join with Garry in supporting us by donation here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1002238

 

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Ace Partnership with Ropes & Gray

We are really pleased and encouraged to announce the kick off this week of a new and very exciting partnership with the London offices of the fantastic and highly socially conscious city law firm, Ropes & Gray!

http://www.lawandmore.co.uk/legal-news/ropes-gray-launches-new-pro-bono-initiative-in-london/

LONDON 28 August 2014 — International law firm Ropes & Gray LLP’s London office has launched a new pro bono initiative with charity partner.

 

Ace of Clubs is a small local charity based in South West London with a primary goal of empowering and supporting the homeless and vulnerable in the surrounding area. The centre in Clapham offers the most-needy in the area food and friendship, clothing, welfare advice, health care and job search advice and other support services.

 
Ropes & Gray prides itself in its commitment to pro bono globally. The firm encourages its staff to do a minimum of 20 hours pro bono work during the year; 2013 saw the firm accrue over 115,000 logged hours on matters ranging from transactional work for not-for-profit organisations to cases for individuals referred by either legal service providers, the court system or the firm’s staff.
The London pro bono team will be led by Matt Cox, finance partner, who will be assisted by Fiona Dodds, head of marketing and communications in London and general counsel Marcus Thompson.

Matt Cox commented on the launch:
“We are excited to be launching a coordinated pro bono program in London. We have already been participating in a wide range of pro bono activities in the UK, including working closely with the Nature Conservancy, the International Rescue Commission and LawWorks. We chose to partner with a small charity that would allow all our staff the opportunity to get involved and not just on legal projects. Ace of Clubs presents opportunities to work in their shop, offer interview and CV advice, cooking, gardening, education and training amongst many other things. We look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

David Logan, Director of Ace of Clubs, added:
“Partnering with Ropes & Gray presents a fantastic opportunity for us and the individuals that we are trying to help. We pride ourselves on being a family-like community providing transformative support for those who are homeless, vulnerable and marginalised in our area. We provide not only for the immediate needs of those who find themselves in desperate circumstances i.e. food, warmth, shelter and showers; but also provide training and education, help to find employment and healthcare.”

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Harvest – Help us help the vulnerable!

Hi to all you wonderful Ace Supporters! As we gear up for a busy winter, here is this year’s harvest letter and harvest wish list which outlines the need we are seeing and what we need you to help us with in order for us to help these needy and marginalised people – so simple things like socks, hats, food, coats, sleeping bags etc. Have a read and THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support! The Ace Team

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Archbishop of Canterbury on Ace of Clubs

You can watch the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby’s New Year’s Day Message from Ace of Clubs on New Year’s Day at 12:45pm on BBC1 and 5:20pm on BBC2.

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Ace Christmas Newsletter

CHECK OUT OUR ACE CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER – MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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Young Robert, Ace’s very own Tiny Tim!

Hey! Have a read of this fantastically encouraging story of a local schoolboy’s endeavours to help the homeless in his neck of the woods and support the local work of Ace of Clubs this Christmas. Thanks Robert from all of us here at Ace of Clubs!

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Toby’s Ace Story

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Two Ace Job Vacancies, Apply Now!

Anyone out there looking for a good opportunity to develop their charity and/or retail career?! Just email our director, David at davidlogan@aceofclubs.org.uk with your CV if you are interested in the below roles within our work here at Ace of Clubs!

 

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These new positions at our charity shops in Clapham have just become available, so please do get applying and tell ALL your friends about them so that we can get some more fantastic people on board the Ace family to join in with our work. The positions are Ace Charity Shop Manager (Full Time at £18,304 per annum) & Ace Charity Shops Assistant (Part Time at £9,152 per annum). The closing date is Friday 29th November at 5pm. Look forward to hearing from you soon! The Ace Team.

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Ace Harvest 2013, We Need Your Help!

Here’s what we need from you, our Ace supporters to help us through the Winter!

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