This year’s Winter Appeal ‘Think Christmas – Give Hope’ was launched on Wednesday 21st November, at Peggy’s Skylight.
At the launch, a beneficiary shared stories of how Emmanuel House has helped transform their life; a story that has also inspired the Appeal’s song, ‘One Cold Winter’s Morning’, that was also performed at the event. ‘One Cold Winter’s Morning’ is to the tune of Away in a Manger and the new words, written by Ruth Shelton, focus on homelessness at Christmas. You can read the words here.
Speaking of the Winter Campaign, Denis Tully, Emmanuel House CEO says ‘Emmanuel House services, and the Winter Shelter we co-ordinate, are an integral part of the plan to reduce homelessness in the city of Nottingham. In 2017-2018 over 900 individuals used the service, amounting to over 17,000 visits to the centre.’ It costs £1000 a day to run our service and as we receive no statutory funding we are reliant on goodwill donations to provide the support and services to centre users. This winter, Think Christmas – Give Hope”.
Thank you to the many individuals, groups and organisations who have donated already by giving a cheque or cash to the centre or by using the online giving page. We are delighted to report that we have raised almost £20,000 since the start of the campaign and are welcoming both financial and physical donations daily. Money can be donated to our Think Christmas – Give Hope campaign in a variety of ways. The most effective way is to organise a collection and arrange for a cheque or the cash to be brought to the centre. This way, all money raised goes direct to Emmanuel House. The money can also be transferred by bank transfer and we can provide the details for this along with a receipt and thank you letter / certificate for proof of donation. Alternatively, money can be donated via our Virgin Money fundraising page, specific to our Think Christmas – Give Hope campaign