The number of homeless and refugees in the UK is rising rapidly and food banks are struggling to keep up with demand, especially in school holidays. The need around us is great!
This winter COG is launching its third appeal and has decided to raise funds to provide food and drinks vouchers.
Can you donate some money to help with this project?
With your donations, we will be purchasing batches of
£10 ‘Greggs’ vouchers and arranging distribution.
Let's work together again and provide support to those in need this winter!
All funds raised will be passed to Christadelphian Outreach Group irrespective of whether our appeal target is reached, not reached or exceeded. If funds are being raised for a specific purpose and, for whatever reason, this purpose is no longer valid, the funds will be transferred to the charity for general use.
We have launched a knitting project called ‘knit2gether’! For all you who like knitting, we are asking that you knit gloves, hats and scarves for the UK homeless.
Thank you to all the people who have been knitting for this
project - many of your hats and scarves are now being used by the grateful homeless. Many are being used on the ‘I Am Not Lost’ campaign where they are tied to a post or railing to be found.
LONDON - BARNET
S. EAST - GUILDFORD & HORLEY
S. CENTRAL - OXFORD
EAST - CAMBRIDGE
N. EAST - WARDLEY
N. WEST - SHEFFIELD
S. WEST - EXETER & CLEVEDON
W. MIDLANDS - HEREFORD
MIDLANDS - WESTLEIGH, ASHBY & SOLIHULL
SCOTLAND - EAST KILBRIDE
Central collection - Access Irrigation, 5 Barley Croft, Crick, Northants, NN6 7XS. Open office hours.
Please get in touch if you need our suggested patterns posting. Why not let your neighbours know about it and set up a local ‘Knit & Natter’ group at your hall?
This is a great way to build relationships with your local community and help the homeless together.
*More collection points are being added so please contact us or check our BlogSpot for the latest in your area. We are looking for more churches to help as collection points, especially in areas were we don’t currently have any, so we would love to hear from you if you can offer your hall or church.
For our winter appeal 2019 we focussed on rucksacks for the homeless and asylum seekers. These are really valuable items when you are on the streets to keep all your belongings together and the ones we chose were very good quality.
Once again, we set up a deal with an Amazon supplier called ‘Soarpop’ and launched the appeal under the same name ‘Bags of Love’. Thankfully you all responded generously again and as the funds came in, we were able to arrange the delivery of 20 rucksacks to each of our 41 distributing churches and groups.
They took them down to their local shelters, charities and street teams and we managed to get around 650 rucksacks out! So thank you to all who donated – the grand total was £20,000.
This winter we are planning to launch ‘Cups of Love’ which will focus on food and drink through vouchers.