Quite a day.
We crossed the 10,000 meals served line, which on one hand is incredibly sad and on the other highlights the mammoth effort of the entire team. Ironically we also crossed the £100,000 line for Covid related fund raising. That doesn’t include the incredible efforts of Hazel whose campaign has just crossed £10,000 – wow.
We now also have 7 year old Wilbur who lives in the Highlands, already nick named Wilburforce. He will climb the height of Ben Nevis (8415 steps) on the stairs in the house to raise funds for Under One Sky. Our volunteers sent him a video of encouragement.
A few practical things
We now have a lot of experienced volunteers in each team. Each will have their own style of doing an event, so there can be a clash of styles. Can I remind everyone to keep their eyes on the only thing that matters – being of service to our homeless friends. Work it out between you and take some deep breaths. This is serious work but lets not take ourselves too serious.
We introduced small blue bags a few weeks ago. To recap the idea is to ask the homeless person what they’d like of the items we carry. Put those in the bag and leave the bag on the ground for the person – no handing the bag directly to the person. This is the safest way to look after our friends on the street, yourself and your family.
The Springbok Girls have managed to get space at Public Hall on Embankment so we can have a bigger supply of clothing to go out from this central location.
|TOTAL SERVED TO DATE||10,068|