You can help us in many ways . . .
At present, January 2020, we are particularly looking for volunteers who would be prepared to sleep overnight at the shelter. If you might be able to do this please get in touch by email to arrange to come along for a few evenings in the first instance.
Morning volunteers cover a Monday or Thursday morning any time from 7.45am to 10.00 am to help with breakfast, sandwiches, tidying away bedding and cleaning. Please email us first to arrange a first visit.
If you are interested in volunteering please email us first ,so that we can arrange a proper introduction when you first come to visit us. . There are a number of different roles to suit different people's inclinations and experience. It is best to come along one evening to explore further (without pressure to come again!). You would be joining a stable experienced group who enjoy and are blessed by their time at the shelter.
Please make contact. Thanks.
Money is always welcome !
(Away from Christmas donations can get a bit thin)
The food bill alone is around £60 each night we open.
A Hepatitis B vacination for a volunteer is £135.
Total running costs average out at £150 a night (just £5 per client!).
Articles for giving to people are useful. (only non-perishables please)
NOTE: Tins with ring pull openings are particularly appreciated.
• Canned meat and fish (e.g. corned beef, ham, tuna.)
• Canned stew/ hot dog sausages
• Canned soup (Heinz Big Soup brand is popular)
• Canned baked beans
• Tinned rice pudding and custard , tins of fruit
• Long life milk
• Small bags of pasta
• Coffee tea and sugar
• Breakfast cereals
• Bottles of fruit squash
• Warm socks – sizes 6, 8, 10, 12
• Men’s warm underwear
• Rucksacks and blankets
• Festive treats – biscuits and chocolates would also be welcome.
Items can be left in several churches that have collection points
or please drop off at Radford Road Church at 8.00pm Wednesdays & Sundays (right hand door)