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
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  • £5000 gift from Louise Stevenson Best Wishes to you all.
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  • £5000 gift from Amanda Cupples Merry Christmas and best wishes to all at Crisis.
  • £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.
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  • £2674.8 gift from anonymous A very Merry Christmas to all the guests and volunteers and wishing you a better year in 2016.
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  • £2500 gift from anonymous Wishing 2016 brings you that break you so greatly need and deserve.
  • £2500 gift from Julie Burton Merry Christmas - Penningtons Manches LLP
  • £2300 gift from anonymous
  • £2229 gift from Martin Robinson Happy Christmas to all the guests and volunteers, wishing you good health and happiness from all at Wow Contracting Ltd.
  • £2229 gift from anonymous Happy Christmas. I hope 2016 is better for you.
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  • £2229 gift from Alison Knaggs Thank you to all of you who run Crisis. God bless you and all your families. Donating is easy. I greatly appreciate all you do.
  • £2229 gift from Sally Slack Hold onto Hope this Christmas
  • £2229 gift from anonymous Hoping that this Christmas is warm and well fed and the beginning of a better new year for all.
  • £2229 gift from Mario Valentino Happy Christmas from All the team at Valentino Schoolwear
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  • £2229 gift from anonymous Happy Christmas - May 2016 bring good luck and happiness for you all.
  • £2229 gift from Richard Hopkinson Richard Hopkinson Architects, wishes Happy Christmas to all.
  • £2229 gift from Michael Butler Merry Christmas to all CRISIS guests, volunteers & staff. Best wishes from Michael, Clare & George.

Recent donations

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  • £30 gift from Peter Sparrow Hope things improve for you
  • £111.45 gift from anonymous Donated on behalf of Parkside Community Fellowship in response to the Christmas appeal. You're in our prayers.
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