As the winter season descends upon us we’re asking the local community to rally together to make a significant impact on the lives of our guests. The Gatehouse Winter Appeal has been launched with the ambitious goal of raising £20,000 in funds for our much-loved drop-in community centre and café. The funds raised through the appeal will be put to work immediately, providing a range of services that can be life-changing for those experiencing homelessness.
We believe that every person deserves warmth, care, and hope, especially during the unforgiving winter months. Our Winter Appeal is a call to action for the community to come together and help us raise £20,000, which will allow us to continue providing essential resources to those in need.
The Winter Appeal is not just about raising funds; it's also about fostering a sense of community and compassion. We’d like to encourage local residents to get involved in various ways:
- Donate: contributions, however big or small, can make a significant difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Donations can be made securely online through the Just Giving website or by visiting the donate money page on our website using these links:
JustGiving or Donate money
- Spread the Word: share the Winter Appeal with friends, family, and colleagues to help raise awareness and improve our chances of reaching the fundraising target.
- Volunteer: The Gatehouse welcomes volunteers who can offer a few hours of their time and their skills to support the homeless community during this critical time of the year.
As the temperature drops help us to make sure that the warmth of community spirit rises. Our Winter Appeal aims to remind everyone that a compassionate and caring society can make a lasting impact on the lives of those facing adversity. Let's unite as a community to bring hope and comfort to those in need during this winter season!
The Winter Appeal runs from November 2023 to February 2024. All funds raised will go directly towards supporting activities in our homeless drop-In Community Centre and Café. As well as offering nutritious food and drink we also provide shower services and a clothes store, and run a number of group activities and workshops.
What will your donation fund?
- A £10 donation will provide a meal each day for one guest for a whole week
- Make that £20 and we can add a shower, clothes and more ...