DJ Re-launches Radio Request Show with Christmas Appeal for Nomad

DJ one deck aka Gary Boys is relaunching his request radio show which streams live over Facebook this week and this time he will be raising money for Henley’s Nomad Youth & Community Project.

Nomad who are celebrating their 25th anniversary next year support children, young people and families at grass roots level. They provide support for those facing challenging situations in their lives and seek to work collaboratively with other organisations and agencies through delivering positive and individually tailored programmes of support.   They also run the Henley Food Bank.

Gary also runs sales recruitment and career coaching business and has a second job as a DJ.  Earlier in the year, he also signed up like many others to be one of the many volunteers in Henley Mutual Aid Covid-19 group helping those that are vulnerable and isolating in Henley during the day time.

During the first lockdown Gary raised over £3,351 from 131 donations for the NHS.  This time Gary hopes to raise £3,000 for Nomad leading up to Christmas which will go towards their Christmas food parcels and to purchase toys and gifts for those families who are struggling financially in these unprecedented times.  Money will also go towards replacing the charity’s vital 9-seater van which provides transport for food parcel deliveries, families, youth work and trips.   Gary said, “This year more people are in financial difficulty and many may be embarrassed to ask for help as they may have never been in this situation before.  Henley has the same challenges that any other town or city has in the UK and please do not let our post code mislead you to think otherwise.  Nomad offer a sensitive and strictly confidential support.  If you have lost your job or are struggling to pay your bills, I would urge you to ask for some support which is here on your doorstep.” Gary provides free career coaching by day and by night will be DJ one deck running his request show which has different themes each night and music quizzes and prizes to be won.

Tim Prior from Nomad said, “If you need help, you can self-refer, there’s a simple form to complete and we can drop off a food parcel within 48 hours.  From March to August this year we delivered 853 food parcels, this is up 523% on the same period last year.  Last Christmas we delivered 137 food parcels, we are anticipating to deliver double that this year.  As well as donating money towards the toys and the van, people can donate food in the donation basket in Tesco or drop off at the door at d:two.  We update our Facebook page with things we’re running low on and we’d love some nice Christmas treats, like nice biscuits and chocolates to put in the Christmas food parcels.”

Gary’s radio show will run from 7.30pm till late on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and during the afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3pm .  To listen and join in, Like and go to https://www.facebook.com/DJOneDeck and https://www.facebook.com/gary.boys and join in the experience @Djonedeck

To donate to Nomad’s Christmas appeal go to just giving link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gary-boys5

If anyone is in need of a food parcel please contact Nomad on 01491 635737 or request a referral through CAB, job centre or other professional agency.
You can also message them through their Facebook page or email them at info@nomadhenley.co.uk
Thanks to Bagatelle for lending us the toys for the photo, we hope that they will supply some of the toys for the families this Christmas.

 

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