Massive thank you to the Chatham #dotsteam tonight.
Our 1st station in Chatham Kent and what a lovely warm welcome we received from the homeless including my good friends Liz &a Darren who run an amazing soup kitchen there ( One Big Family - Helping the Homeless ) Tonight we met 6 dogs who each received a bubble bath/groom, Seen by the Vet who gave worm/flea treatment and all registered with DOTS ...with shiny new tags!
We will be back end of September and providing vaccina
Everyone was cold and damp - not exactly what you'd expect in August!
Young H was with us - last week we helped him to secure stab...le accommodation with EMMAUS - which also means he now has a job, but he is determined to continue being our "bike-rider" on a Wednesday! 😀😀 His experience of being street homeless, then in a temporary hostel make him a real asset - and he signposted 2 other people to Emmaus - we are taking the referral forms to them ASAP!
Toward the end of
Huge thanks to 12 Medway NCS students (through Medway Youth Trust) who have donated nearly 40 FULL rucksacks for the homeless - through fundraising to purchase, and donated items they managed to fill each rucksack with toiletries, clothing, essential items, & a sleeping bag.!!
These will be distributed in the coming weeks in Medway, Maidstone & London.
WELL DONE -🏆🏆🏆🏆
Huge thanks to J BizzleBeard for his marathon 24hour live stream... He got egged, danced badly and a whole host of other silly things.. but raised over £1000 for us in the process!!
We are amazingly grateful ...the money is being spent on sleeping bags, a wholesale purchase of t-shirts (we are going through approximately 150 per month) and essentials. ❤👏👏👏
Following our fantastic news yesterday we were in good spirits for outreach last night.
The usual hot & cold drinks, snacks, pot noodles and underwear were given out to all our homeless friends last night.
In particular socks and underwear are in demand along with wipes. This gives them a chance to get as clean as possible under hugely difficult circumstances.
We carry supplies of clothing also and managed to sort some people with fresh clothing which in turn, makes the
Today Justine & I have had a meeting that left us bowled over and lost for words.
We were contacted by Andrew & Elaine Needham from needundies.com. They had been looking for worthwhile and trustworthy cause to help and asked if they could speak to us about the possibility of offering us their returns and surplus underwear.
We met with these lovely people today who sat and listened to us promote our charity and work that we feel so passionate about. They then gave us an am
The Sunday Soup Kitchen continues to be a huge success - this is only made possible by our fantastic volunteers who selflessly give up their time to cook/serve/greet - all done with a smile!!
Each week we provide nutritious, delicious food - hot dishes, sandwiches, fruit and goodies, to over 60 people... but it is much more than just a "hand out" - we take time to talk, catch up on people's news, listen to their problems and guide them to solutions - we accompany
Tonight Mark and I have trekked through a wood and muddy field just outside town to find 2 homeless people.
We then went to a local leisure centre as we had been alerted to someone needing help.
We found the man. When a man cries because you 'helped' him by giving a sleeping bag, pot noodle, underwear and hygiene items, we know why we do what we do.
He is getting some assistance but it's a slow process. Hopefully we can help make things a little easier until he can get