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£1,610

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GDS Church- Diadem

To upgrade the kitchen at Diadem making it easier to feed 70 homeless people daily

Our church at Stenhouse has been renovated to give shelter, a warm bed, a hot meal and shower to 70 homeless people each night from September to May. But the basic kitchen has brought challenges and needs upgrading to a suitable standard.
Charity Registration No: SC009146
About the charity

GDS Church- Diadem

Gorgie Church has been involved in the work of Bethany Christian Trust Care Shelter for many years. The Care Shelter began in Edinburgh as a two week pilot and has grown over the years in response to the need. Until December 2018, the Care Shelter used different church venues and guests slept on mats on the floor. Following the union of Stenhouse Church and Gorgie Dalry Church in 2016, GDS Church was formed and an additional buildings acquired at Stenhouse. After prayerful discussion, Bethany Christian Trust was offered the use of the sanctuary at Stenhouse as a regular Care Shelter. The offer was accepted and the new fixed venue opened its doors on the 21st December. GDS church spent £220.000 refurbishing the building including a new extension to house a toilet block and showers all fully accessible. Pews removed and replaced with 75 single beds with blankets and pillows, laundry facilities allowing care staff to wash towels and linen in-house. The guests are delighted to be coming to the same venue each evening and find Diadem a peaceful place with a unique atmosphere. Over 1000 volunteers from more than 70 churches across Edinburgh provide a two course meal each night. However the kitchen is very basic and has proved to be a challenge. Phase 2 included upgrading the kitchen and existing toilet facilities, the cost has been estimated at £190,000 and we need your help to continue the work. Together we can help relieve the suffering of people who are homeless.

Story

Teams of volunteers from churches across the city and beyond , provide and prepare a hot, two course meal in the Care Shelter each evening on a rota basis.

Unless you have catered for more than 60 people in a basic kitchen, with limited work surfaces and hot water supply, and a zig zag corridor to manoeuvre the piping hot food .. you havent been fully challenged.

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Supporters

18

Diana Berdova-Evangelista

1 month ago

Thank you for doing such an amazing job helping out Edinburgh community.

Anonymous

1 month ago

Zoltán Sáfrány

1 month ago

May God bless this project!

£200.00

+ £50 Gift Aid

Susan

2 months ago

We are getting there ..

£14.83

+ £3.71 Gift Aid

Bette Bell

2 months ago

Was given this by one of the people I s end magazines too for postage and wanted you to have it .. every little helps.

£10.00

About the charity

GDS Church- Diadem
GDS Church- Diadem

Gorgie Church has been involved in the work of Bethany Christian Trust Care Shelter for many years. The Care Shelter began in Edinburgh as a two week pilot and has grown over the years in response to the need. Until December 2018, the Care Shelter used different church venues and guests slept on mats on the floor. Following the union of Stenhouse Church and Gorgie Dalry Church in 2016, GDS Church was formed and an additional buildings acquired at Stenhouse. After prayerful discussion, Bethany Christian Trust was offered the use of the sanctuary at Stenhouse as a regular Care Shelter. The offer was accepted and the new fixed venue opened its doors on the 21st December. GDS church spent £220.000 refurbishing the building including a new extension to house a toilet block and showers all fully accessible. Pews removed and replaced with 75 single beds with blankets and pillows, laundry facilities allowing care staff to wash towels and linen in-house. The guests are delighted to be coming to the same venue each evening and find Diadem a peaceful place with a unique atmosphere. Over 1000 volunteers from more than 70 churches across Edinburgh provide a two course meal each night. However the kitchen is very basic and has proved to be a challenge. Phase 2 included upgrading the kitchen and existing toilet facilities, the cost has been estimated at £190,000 and we need your help to continue the work. Together we can help relieve the suffering of people who are homeless.

Charity Registration No: SC009146

http://www.gdschurch.org.uk

Donation summary

Total raised

£1,610.00

+ £167.46 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£819.83

Donations via Fundraisers

£0.00

Offline donations

£790.17
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To upgrade the kitchen at Diadem making it easier to feed 70 homeless people daily

GDS Church- Diadem