Wintercomfort's Christmas Appeal 2017
We urgently need your help to improve the lives of increasing numbers of homeless people in Cambridge. Homelessness is not a choice people make, it could happen to anyone.
Last year we supported a record number of individuals, 763 men and women, a 9% rise on the previous year. We know this figure with continue to escalate with many more homeless individuals needing our support. Wintercomfort provides a vital lifeline. It is the only day centre in Cambridge for the homeless. We provide essential welfare support, learning & development and employment opportunities to help us get people back on their feet. With your donation we can fund the following:
· £14 buys a cooked breakfast for a rough sleeper for a week
· £40 pays for laundry powder for a month, giving people the dignity of clean clothes
· £100 provides professional 1-2-1 jobs skills training session for a day
I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A ONE OFF DONATION: DONATE HERE
I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A REGULAR DONATION: DONATE HERE
We always need sleeping bags, warm clothing including jackets, fleeces, hoodies, jeans, socks, new pants & jogging bottoms if you wish to make a doantion of this type please contact us first.
Stuart's story with Wintercomfort
Stuart, 51, has recently moved into his own flat after long periods of sleeping under a bridge and in and out of hostels in Cambridge. After the coldest, damp nights out on the streets, Stuart would arrive freezing at Wintercomfort where he was given a hot cooked breakfast and access to a hot shower and laundry – and always a warm welcome. Stuart said: “Wintercomfort was my lifesaver. To be freezing cold and welcomed by the team meant so much to me.” Stuart is now looking forward to a new positive future and is making plans.