Reserve a place for a homeless person this Christmas

£22.29 reserves one place at Crisis at Christmas and provides...

  • Welcoming support from people who really care
  • Three nutritious hot meals including Christmas dinner
  • The chance to shower and change clothes, have a haircut and get a health check
  • Expert advice on life-changing issues like housing and employment
  • An introduction to Crisis year-round services for training and support for the future

MARTIN’S STORY

MartinYour gift could mean everything to someone like Martin. After his father, sister and brother died – one of them at Christmas – Martin struggled to hold his life together. Then a sudden illness meant he lost his job – and everything fell apart. Martin found himself alone on the streets.

Christmas was the worst time of all.

“If you’ve lost family over Christmas, it’s horrible. There aren’t enough tears. And out there, it’s bitter. You find your cardboard to sleep on, and you settle down but it’s so cold you can’t sleep and you’re coughing. You really feel it.”

Martin was shocked at how people treated him too. They look at you as if you’re invisible,  he remembers.

But when Martin found Crisis at Christmas, everything changed. He was amazed to be welcomed in and looked after.

“I’m just loving it. I went to the dentist, someone was sewing my coat, and the food! Crisis just brings people together. If I wasn’t here I’d be sleeping in a doorway.”

The future is looking brighter now. “I can go to Crisis in the new year and do something. I’m going to find somewhere to stay, get back into employment. It all starts here!”

When Martin left us his life was on the up once more. What better Christmas present could you give someone?

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Most Generous donations

  • £15000 gift from anonymous
  • £10000 gift from anonymous
  • £10000 gift from anonymous
  • £5000 gift from Amanda Cupples Merry Christmas and best wishes to all at Crisis.
  • £5000 gift from Louise Stevenson Best Wishes to you all.
  • £5000 gift from anonymous
  • £4500 gift from caroline silins The Jenson Button Trust
  • £3343.5 gift from anonymous Wishing solace and respite to all those who are homeless this Christmas, and health, happiness and hope for better things in the New Year, from Lesley, Laura, Fraser, Esther, Paul and Steve.
  • £3000 gift from anonymous
  • £3000 gift from anonymous
  • £3000 gift from anonymous
  • £3000 gift from anonymous
  • £2800 gift from anonymous
  • £2674.8 gift from anonymous A very Merry Christmas to all the guests and volunteers and wishing you a better year in 2016.
  • £2600 gift from anonymous
  • £2500 gift from Julie Burton Merry Christmas - Penningtons Manches LLP
  • £2500 gift from anonymous
  • £2500 gift from anonymous Wishing 2016 brings you that break you so greatly need and deserve.
  • £2300 gift from anonymous
  • £2229 gift from anonymous Best wishes to everyone at Crisis for a happy and peaceful Christmas. I hope 2016 will be a better year for you and bring hope and opportunities for a better life.
  • £2229 gift from Mike Chandler Hope this donation helps this Christmas. Cablelines, Cablenet, ConnectorCo and Netshop group of companies.
  • £2229 gift from anonymous
  • £2229 gift from anonymous Merry Christmas & hoping that next year brings health, happiness and good luck xo
  • £2229 gift from Hugh Meredith Best Wishes to everyone at Crisis
  • £2229 gift from Richard Hopkinson Richard Hopkinson Architects, wishes Happy Christmas to all.
  • £2229 gift from Jessica Fletcher
  • £2229 gift from amanda bentley God bless you all, volunteers and guests. Donation sent with love and prayers for a great Christmas.
  • £2229 gift from Mario Valentino Happy Christmas from All the team at Valentino Schoolwear
  • £2229 gift from anonymous
  • £2229 gift from anonymous Happy Christmas. I hope 2016 is better for you.

Recent donations

  • £22.29 gift from anonymous
  • £22.29 gift from Rachel Feeney
  • £44.58 gift from Miranda Barker It's a difficult time even if you have a home to be in, what it must be like if you don't I can't imagine. Just to give you wishes and love this Christmas.
  • £222.9 gift from anonymous
  • £100 gift from anonymous
  • £22.29 gift from anonymous
  • £89.16 gift from Peter Staples Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas from everyone at Fine Line Art Group, Bath
  • £45 gift from Daniel Spiers
  • £18 gift from anonymous
  • £90 gift from anonymous
  • £22.29 gift from Jessica Booth
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  • £10 gift from anonymous
  • £22.29 gift from Tina Evans On behalf of Josh, Phoebe, Zach, Matt and Bella
  • £22.29 gift from Natasha Raveneau Merry Xmas! Wishing you nothing but blessings and happiness Xx
  • £44.58 gift from kieran fanning From Kieran and Ella
  • £44.58 gift from anonymous
  • £25 gift from anonymous
  • £22.29 gift from anonymous
  • £44.58 gift from rosiris figueira God bless you all! Family Figueira
  • £22.29 gift from Siobhan Henn
  • £58 gift from anonymous
  • £22.29 gift from Shaki Alli
  • £424.6 gift from anonymous From Sunnyside Church
  • £22.29 gift from anonymous
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  • £607.99 gift from Mark Milling
  • £44.58 gift from Madeleine Carter
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