Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time of year for a person cut off from family and home.
Every year Crisis at Christmas provides companionship and support to tackle loneliness and isolation, and help people take their first steps out of homelessness. Their centres, located throughout the UK, are safe and warm places where homeless people can spend the festive period. With support from over 10,000 volunteers, the homeless guests can enjoy hot food, a shower, a haircut, clean clothing and clothing repair at the centres. They can also access services including general healthcare, a dentist and physiotherapy.
This year, 5 volunteers from BRUIN will be working at the South London Centre on a variety of tasks such as welcoming guests to the centres, serving food, sorting bedding and generally making sure things go to plan. If you would like to sponsor them please visit their fundraising page – any donations are greatly appreciated!
To get involved in Crisis at Christmas register online and for more information on being a first time volunteer watch the video below!