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Your small change can help a homeless person to make a very, very big change
Action Homeless have launched a Winter Appeal which aims to raise £10,000 to allow the local charity to continue providing emergency beds for people rough sleeping in Leicester.
Since they opened in November 2011, emergency beds at Mayfield House have been used by lots of people who would otherwise be facing sleeping on the streets. For many of those people, this has been the first step on the ladder to rebuilding their lives and leaving homelessness behind.
The appeal was launched at Action Homeless’ AGM on Thursday 29 November 2012 where Action Homeless released a brand new impact report and showcased a number of new projects and initiatives all aimed at helping homeless people to leave homelessness behind.
Action Homeless are urging the local community to support the appeal and help them to reach their £10,000 appeal target. Money raised will not only give homeless people a roof over their head but will enable them to access the wide range of support services available to residents of Action Homeless.
Rob Parkinson, Action Homeless Chief Executive, said ‘We’ve launched our appeal on the same day as temperatures in Leicester have plummeted to below freezing. With temperatures falling, it becomes even more crucial that we are able to support vulnerable people off the streets of Leicester and provide them with a safe and secure place to stay. We need the support of the local community to be able to keep these emergency beds open throughout 2013 and offer more homeless people a chance for change.’
Anybody that would like to donate to the Action Homeless Winter Appeal can do so via www.actionhomeless.org.uk or send a cheque to Action Homeless, Ridgeway House, Little Hill, Newton Lane, Wigston, LE18 3SE.