December 2016 News

Wimbledon station collection for local homeless

Wimbledon station collection for local homeless

Thank you to the staff at Wimbledon station for their shoebox appeal on behalf of local homeless. On 13 December they collected 78 shoeboxes and 16 bags filled with gifts for the homeless, and there are cash donations too.

Thank you also to the staff of Indigo Planning Ltd for their generous donations.

We’ve just had our Christmas lunch, and 70 service users enjoyed roast turkey with all the trimmings or a veggie alternative.

Volunteer makes hotpot for the homeless using Nandos leftover chicken

Volunteer makes hotpot for the homeless using Nandos leftover chicken, for which we are very grateful

The needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed are as great as ever. Statistics derived from Homeless Drop-In service users themselves suggest that about half the average attendance of 62 are homeless.

The Drop-In continues to provide for service users’ basic needs as well as helping them to move on.

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Faith in Action Newsletter December 2016

Volunteer recruitment

We are currently looking to recruit more volunteers, particularly cooks.
We’d love to form a service user and volunteer choir, and need a choir leader to help us.
For more information about volunteering see our  Volunteering webpage.

Publicising the work of the Merton Homeless Drop-In 

Here are resources giving further information about the Drop-In and the service users who benefit from what is offered.
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Stories & Stats from the Drop-In
Display pack with poster, info sheet, and photos