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St Andrew's Church - Homeless Shelter

 

 

The Winter Night Shelter will be running again at St Andrew’s in 2018, from January to March every Wednesday night. The Night Shelter provides food, shelter, warmth and friendship overnight during the winter months for twelve homeless guests. Children from St Andrew’s School will be involved in making up beds but the shelter also needs many adult volunteers. If you think you could help to make up beds, cook diner, serve diner, stay overnight at the church or help with breakfast on the Thursday morning we really want to hear from you.

 

Homelessness is a big problem in our society and there has recently been a huge increase in the number of families with children made homeless. Life without somewhere safe to stay is far harder than most of us can imagine so please help us make a small difference in Enfield.

 

Our harvest appeal this year will include the usual requests for non-perishable food items and toiletries which will be taken to the Food Banks, but also many items would be helpful at the shelter. These include:

 

  • New Adult gloves
  • New Adult socks
  • New Adult warm hats
  • Umbrellas
  • Sleeping bags
  • Cereal, Jam, Ketchup, sugar, biscuits and packet noodles.

 

Donations should be brought to the school on the morning of Thursday 28th September and will be taken to Christ Church for the Harvest Service at 10am. We would be grateful for help to sort the donations after the service.

 

Cash donations are also most welcome as there are costs in running the shelter. The main costs are heating and laundry. Cheques should be sent to the Parish office and written out to St Andrew’s PCC with a statement that the money should be used for the shelter.

 

If you can help in any way, please contact Fr Edward Turner at priest@expertit.net or contact the school office who will be happy to put you in touch.

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