Reserve a place for a homeless person this Christmas

£22.32 reserves one place at Crisis at Christmas and provides...

  • Welcoming support from people who really care
  • A chance to shower, freshen up and get clean clothes
  • Three nutritious hot meals including Christmas dinner
  • A health check and treatment from a doctor, optician and dentist
  • An introduction to Crisis’ year-round services for training and support for the future

JACOB’S STORY

jacobJacob was 19 when he left home. Out of touch with his mother, and with an abusive father, he knew he had to get away. For a while he slept in a friend’s car, but when he lost his job and the money ran out, the streets were the only place left.

Out on the streets in the winter weather, Jacob struggled to find safety and shelter. “It’s pretty hard to find somewhere with four walls and a roof, so you don’t get wet," he remembers. “So I just ended up sleeping on stairs.”

After a few weeks, Jacob was feeling desperate — but then he heard about Crisis. At Crisis at Christmas he got a bed, good food and company, and lots of encouragement and support. “When someone walks past, they smile, say hi. They’re so nice! Outside no one really notices you.”

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“If Crisis wasn’t open, everyone here would have nowhere to go.”

Now Jacob has big plans for a brighter future. “When I get back on my feet, I’m thinking of joining the RAF or college. We’re looking into somewhere to stay tomorrow . . .”

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Highest donations

  • £25000 gift from anonymous
  • £10000 gift from Nicholas Campbell
  • £6000 gift from anonymous
  • £5580 gift from anonymous A very Happy Christmas to all at Crisis
  • £5000 gift from anonymous Thank you Crisis for the valuable work you and all of your volunteers are doing. Ir zent breythartsik aun gut. may got bentshn ir aun tsushteln ir mit glik aun gezunt.
  • £5000 gift from anonymous All the best for Christmas!
  • £5000 gift from anonymous Hope you have a safe, warm, Christmas and the Turkey is tasty!
  • £5000 gift from anonymous
  • £5000 gift from anonymous We hope this helps. Merry Christmas.
  • £4464 gift from anonymous
  • £3013.2 gift from Mario Valentino Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year from all the team at Valentino Schoolwear
  • £3000 gift from anonymous
  • £3000 gift from anonymous Wishing you a warm and merry Christmas and a safe and healthy 2017.
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  • £2500 gift from anonymous May 2017 be kind to you
  • £2500 gift from anonymous
  • £2500 gift from Christopher Burr Wishing you a warm and Happy Christmas
  • £2500 gift from LUke Betsworth
  • £2400 gift from anonymous Happy Christmas and a good 2017
  • £2233 gift from anonymous Thank you for your good and essential work
  • £2232 gift from anonymous
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  • £2232 gift from Chris Kenny

Recent donations

  • £100 gift from anonymous Good Luck Everyone
  • £25 gift from Alex SLATER My problems are 'luxury' ones, this donation is for folk whose problems are anything but 'luxury' ones.
  • £25 gift from Alex SLATER My problems are 'luxury' ones, this donation is for folk whose problems are anything but 'luxury' ones.
  • £50 gift from David Archard Merry Christmas and I hope 2018 will be a good year for you all.
  • £100 gift from Mark Hampton
  • £22.32 gift from Jennifer Clayton Wishing you a warm and secure Christmas x
  • £44.64 gift from anonymous Happy Xmas to all of you & we hope the new year brings you hope & happiness
  • £22.32 gift from Donna Tilley Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a better New Year
  • £22.32 gift from Paul Stanczyk
  • £50 gift from anonymous You do a wonderful job, Crisis. Happy Christmas to you all.
  • £22.32 gift from Bethany Noy
  • £22.32 gift from anonymous
  • £111.6 gift from anonymous Merry Christmas!
  • £44.64 gift from anonymous
  • £22.32 gift from Nicola Pearson
  • £22.32 gift from Deborah Burford
  • £22.32 gift from Julie Frith
  • £44.64 gift from Felicity Al-Hassan I pray for an end to homelessness; this time next year may you be in your own secure, warm home! X
  • £22.32 gift from anonymous
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  • £44.64 gift from Anju Jallport
  • £111.6 gift from anonymous
  • £50 gift from anonymous Best wishes for a brighter and caring future!
  • £22.32 gift from anonymous
  • £111.6 gift from Kevin Clayton
  • £223.2 gift from anonymous God bless you at this special time
  • £30 gift from Frank mckenna A Happy Christmas and the very best for the future
  • £44.64 gift from anonymous Best wishes
  • £50 gift from anonymous
  • £44.64 gift from anonymous

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