Lauren Oates

Shelter for those who are street homeless @ Thanet Shelter and Support

Fundraising for The Salvation Army
£11,443
raised of £12,000 target
The Salvation Army

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RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
We provide unconditional friendship, support and practical help to people in crisis and in need. We work with children, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction

Story

Life is especially hard for those experiencing street homelessness. Every day can be a struggle for warmth, hot food, at times basic survival and dignity. The Rise Centre, part of Thanet Shelter and Support, working alongside our partners and community of volunteers, are able to offer 24 hour accommodation from one central Thanet location until the end of June this year, with the hope that with the right funding we will continue to be open.

As well as a safe, warm and welcoming place to escape the outside, those that stay have access to full support and resources that year on year have proven to provide the spark of change to start rebuilding broken lives and regaining dignity. 

Money raised is used directly to provide all that is needed to make the shelter a comfortable, caring, nourishing and welcoming place to be away from the harsh conditions, isolation and stigma of living on the streets and with the hope of a brighter tomorrow. For this year and for years to come.

Last winter saw 76 individuals walk through the door, this year as the fallout from COVID-19 continues, it is anticipated that numbers will be even higher. 

With the right funding we are hopeful, alongside our partners to continue to provide this service which truly has a lasting impact on those that need our help the most.

Your kind help is gratefully appreciated. 

About the charity

The Salvation Army

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RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity working in 130 countries worldwide and is one of the largest and most diverse providers of social welfare in the world. In the UK and Republic of Ireland this work includes more than 800 Salvation Army social service centres and Community churches. We provide unconditional friendship, support and very practical help to people in crisis and need and work with children, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Alongside our work in the UK, The Salvation Army International Projects Office works with communities around the world to support and empower them to defeat poverty and injustice. Our development projects are created and implemented in partnership with communities to enable them to build a better life and future for themselves. The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity in England (214779), Wales (214779), Scotland (SC009359) and the Republic of Ireland (CHY6399)

Donation summary

Total raised
£11,442.85
+ £1,071.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£11,442.85
Offline donations
£0.00

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