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About Founded in 2015, SHARE aims to improve literacy skills and raise awareness of homelessness through creativity.

Second edition book on sale for £2.50.
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Mission To improve literacy skills and raise awareness of homelessness through creativity.
Description SHARE aims to improve literacy skills and raise awareness homelessness through creativity.


November 2015: Jake Kirkman and Sharon Wilkie-Jones sat down together in an il-lit room of Bolton Sixth Form College to discuss the somewhat taboo subject of homelessness. This resulted in an 'in house' writing competition being set up to raise awareness of homelessness and promote literacy skills within the college.

January 2016: Sharon and Jake had another meeting to discuss how successful the competition had been. The competition had in fact been that successful, they decided to expand their horizons for entrants, with the end goal being a solid book.

February 2016: A huge social media campaign is in full swing, drawing support and entries from all over. Social media has been an incremental part of the project's success and reach.

March 3rd 2016: The first edition of the anthology was released. At the time it was titled 'Homelessness' and was on sale for £1, with all proceeds going to Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme.

April 30th 2016: Waterstones book launch with special guest and Bolton favourite Dave Spikey. Dave has proved to a loyal supporter of the project.

May 2016: Special Guests at Dizraeli performance - Love Music Hate Racism.

August 2016: The daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz shows her support for the project.

September 2016: After months of promoting and speaking at events and media organisations across the borough, the book made it to national news when Sky News Presenter, Stephen Dixon talked about the book on air.

November 2016: Begin taking entries for the second edition of the book, this time with a focus on female homelessness. The months that follow meant lots of hard work and promotion.

March 8th 2017: International Women's Day and the release of the 2nd edition of the book, this time under the name 'SHARE'. The book went on sale for £2.50, with half of proceeds going to Bolton Young Person Housing Scheme and the re
Awards The 2018 Inspire Charity Leader of the Year Award Nominee
Founded 2015

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