Christmas is fast approaching. Some have even already began the countdown and are thinking about what celebration they will be holding!
As a charity we rely on your support to help quickly get rough sleepers off the streets, into hostels and learn new skills! You can help make Christmas better for our clients with our downloadable Christmas ideas!
Funtastic ways to get involved with SPEAR during the festive period for children, schools, youth groups, adults and companies. From Dress Down Days, Decorate a Bauble for SPEAR (new this year!), Sponsored Snooze, £10 Challenge, donating whilst you shop for Christmas presents via Easy Fundraising (at no cost to you)! The list is endless, so no excuse – get festive and don those Christmas hats, jumpers and antlers! Download these inspirational posters/toolkits to give you some great ideas!
Christmas is not fun for everyone
An increasing number of people this winter are facing homelessness. Many are being made homeless as they cannot keep their homes, either due to debt, evictions, unemployment or family breakdown.
As always, SPEAR co-ordinate Street Count for the London Borough of Richmond. This involved us going out on one night and counting rough sleepers on the streets. To find out what we did last year please visit Street Count.
When the weather gets really cold and drops below zero degrees Celsius then SPEAR will organise Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for rough sleepers.