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Lent begins on the 10th February and lasts for 40 days ending on the 24th March and we are challenging you to give up something and to donate the cost you would spend to help the homeless.
Can you give a luxury up this Lent and donate what you would spend to help homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield? How about giving up chocolate, wine or takeaways? The money you save and donate will make a huge difference to the people we work with who have very little.
Here are a few ideas you might like to try…
Your daily takeaway cuppa on the way into work?
Perhaps you could resist that weekend box of chocs or magazines?
However, if you aren’t sure you can live without your favourite food or drink, why not consider walking to work rather than driving or catching public transport?
Packing a lunch to work rather than nipping into town on your lunch break?
Swapping to an cheaper brand of tea or coffee?
These are just a few ideas but we would love to hear if you’re getting involved and what you’re giving up, so please let us know! Email Jade on firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving up something for 40 days is easier than sleeping on the streets for 40 days.
Give up and Help change a life
For many people January brings with it a new start with hopes and resolutions. We have things to look forward to and plan for. But for the homeless people who come through our doors it can often be a very different case.
We've launched our annual cosy campaign 'Wear a Woolly' and we need your help to reach our £10,000 target!
This year 'Wear a Woolly' is taking place on the Friday 12th February and we wants to encourage local people and businesses from around the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area to take part in the event which sees people wearing something woolly – whether that's a jumper, hat, scarf, socks – for the day.
On behalf of everyone at CAP we would like to wish all our supporters, friends of the project and people who use the centre a very Happy New Year!
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us in 2015. We simply couldn't have helped as many people as we did without you.
Here are some of the things we achieved in 2015 with you help and support:
By the end of the year we served approximately 8,275 breakfasts. We gave out over 700 food parcels and in total opened our doors for over 1,200 people in need of support and help.
We booked in 800 Nurse Appointments, 143 dental appointments and 32 podiatry appointments and we have delivered over 500 activity sessions to 175 people.
Please continue to support us in 2016 so we can ensure less people face homelessness alone.
Danielle and Wayne who both visit the project shared two Christmas poems at our Carol Service this year.
Christmas, By Danielle
In the year 2003 Christmas changed for me.
The meaning was still the same, it was still about being with family and friends but it had lost something.
The thing that was lost was the magic as this was the year my Nan had died and she made Christmas so magical.
So now when I see the glint of magic in someone’s eye I see my Nan making Christmas special and magical for them.
Christmas Time, By Wayne
Christmas is a happy time with tinsel on the tree
The Christmas lights are flickering The films are on tv
The Christmas dinner is cooking The smell is drifting in the room,
We all sit at the table Dinner will be ready soon.
After we’ve had our dinner We play games and have some fun, My mum is watching tv Not ‘The sound of music again’!
I’ve early enjoyed Christmas Day But one makes me sad, There’s one person missing to enjoy this day “Merry Christmas Dad.”
We would like to wish all our supporters, friends of the project and the people who use the centre a very Happy Christmas! Thank you so much for all your support this year.