Yesterday staff, volunteers and service users all handed out free cups of tea to members of the public to officially launch the appeal and we have a great response from members of the public and press. Several of our service users were also able to tell their stories.
A big thank you to St Peter’s Church & Lee Rosy’s tea shop, as well all the staff, volunteers and services users who helped us make the launch a huge success!
Emmanuel House is expecting a higher demand for its services during this year’s festive season and will need to increase funding to be able to respond to service users needs. The charity serves an average of 80 hot meals every day and also manages the emergency accommodation Winter Shelter for rough sleepers between November and February.
Last year’s Winter Shelter was open for 5 months, the longest period ever and provided a total of 2,620 nights protecting 166 individuals from the winter weather. Moreover, 55% of our guests had slept rough the previous night, and the rest were at serious risk of doing so.
There’s still an incredible amount of work to do as we’d love to beat last years total of £40,000. Any donations made are greatly appreciated and go a long way in allowing Emmanuel House to continue providing services for the homeless & vulnerably housed in Nottingham.
To donate to Cup Of Kindness, please go to our Just Giving page below: