World Homeless Week – Thank You!
A huge thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, or held activities for World Homeless Week.
More than 80 churches and individuals ordered information packs in order to hold services, fundraisers, and talks for this year’s World Homeless Week, 6-13 October.
In the village of Church Fenton in Yorkshire, generous residents organised a pie and pea supper that raised a fantastic £715.
Groups of volunteers from the public, financial adviser 3i, Riverside housing services, and Church Homeless Trust staff collected cash at major stations. Some Riverside offices also held collections, and a raffle. Altogether they raised more than £2,000.
Church Homeless Trust Director, Miriam Morris, said:
“Thank you to everyone that got involved. I hope our information helps to support more people. The funding you raised will be a huge help to our beneficiaries.”
But while some were able to raise funds for us, others are trying to deal with a growing number of homeless people in their local area.
Islamic charity Who is Hussain? held a rally to mark the beginning of the week. They placed 449 pairs of shoes on the steps of Trafalgar Square to represent each homeless person who had died in the past year.
Thank you to everyone who marked World Homeless Week. If you have an event to share please get in touch.