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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.