Winter shelter: Sponsor a bed appeal

Published: Friday November 1, 2019

Man holding a sign reading "Seeking human kindness"Gloucester City Mission will soon be opening the Winter Shelter for the homeless and vulnerable in our city for the cold season.

It costs £39,000 each year to run the shelter, this includes staffing, food, bills, insurance and general running costs. Emmaus Glos who support the shelter.

Last year saw 106 individuals come and stay at The George Whitefield Centre between 1 December and 31 March. An average of 13 people per night used the shelter and over the whole winter period it provided over 1500 beds to those in need.

At the centre people can access beds, advice, showers, washing, machines and a clothes store.

The Mission is looking for help to run this year’s shelter and would like to ask for sponsors for beds for the night. £25 will sponsor a bed and cover the full costs of getting someone off the streets for a night.

If you are able to help out by sponsoring a bed (or part of bed) it would be most appreciated. Maybe a group could sponsor one or more beds?

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