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Homeless Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

29/04/2020

Will you help us to remain there for homeless and vulnerable people as we fight Covid-19?

These are unprecedented and frightening times and we hope that you and your loved ones are in good health.

Here at the Cathedral Archer Project we are following Government advice and have put strict measures in place to protect the people we support, our staff and volunteers.

As we are sure you appreciate, as a charity that exists to protect and care for homeless and vulnerable people, we are concentrating on how to care for homeless people in a safe and sustainable way. Food, laundry, showers and health services are needed now more than ever. We are doing all we can to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on their health and well-being.

 

“And its only through places like this that are going to keep us alive. Never used the place before, can’t say nothing bad about it, all good.”

 

We are continuing to provide access to our centre to those who remain rough sleeping enabling them to shower, wash their clothes and eat some food.

Alongside a number of agencies and organisations we are continuing to support those who have gained accommodation in hotels and hostels through the Government scheme. As part of this response we are acting as a food hub preparing c.180 meals a day to vulnerably housed people. Seven days a week hot meals and sandwich bags are delivered by volunteers across the city, meaning that support workers across different agencies can do what they do best, support people.

You can follow our activities on Facebook and Twitter as we share stories of the people who are using the Project throughout Covid-19 and provide regular updates from our CEO, Tim Renshaw, about what is happening. You can watch an update from the 15th April on this page. 

 

As with all charities we have cancelled our physical events and have felt the impact of reduced donations causing a considerable strain on our resources. Consequently, we are appealing to any who are able to support us financially to do so in order to continue our work. 

Please will you consider helping us reach out to homeless and vulnerable people during this incredibly difficult period.

£10 could buy a cosy sleeping bag

£25 could provide a cooked breakfast for 10 people

£50 can help to maintain a fully kitted medical room for a week.

Today, perhaps more than most, we are hoping we can count on you.

Our charity was founded to support and care for homeless and vulnerable people and we are determined that we must continue to be there for them as the lockdown continues and after it, when they need us more than ever before.

We hope you are in a position to help ensure this is the case by giving a donation today. 

You can support by following the link in the top right of our homepage or following through to JustGiving.

Thank you

 

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