Christmas is fast approaching. Some have even already began the countdown and are thinking about what celebrations 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 Christmas ideas!
Get your SPEAR Christmas Cards!
One of our clients and SPEAR Peer Mentor, BB, is a talented artist. We are grateful that she has designed this wonderful Christmas card. Self-taught artist BB grew up with a love of sewing, painting and all forms of decorative art. She moved to London where she worked hard, enjoying her life. Things took a traumatic turn for BB when her relationship broke down. There followed a dark period of heartbreak, ill health and homelessness until SPEAR reached out to her.
Now BB has begun to rebuild her life, putting her creativity at the forefront of her personal healing process. BB says of her work: “I speak from the heart through the art.”
Now you can wish your friends family and colleagues a Happy Christmas and Season’s Greetings while supporting our work. Cards are:
- £3.99 for 10 collected from our office at 9 Briar Road, Twickenham TW2 6RB; or
- £4.99 for 10 posted off to you (P&P £1)
Payment is by BACS.
Please e-mail your orders to Fundraising@spearlondon.org
Christmas Cards by Superfumi
We are delighted that, for the second year running, Claudia from Superfumi has launched a selection of festive cards supporting SPEAR, with 10% of each purchase being donated to our work.
As well as looking exquisite, each design can have a personalised message included as part of the design. Cards cost from £3.30 for one and there are bundle packs available. Click on the images above to visit the store.
Posters and Toolkits
Funtastic ways to get involved with SPEAR during the festive period for children, schools, youth groups, adults and companies. From Dress Down Days, Sponsored Snooze, Decorate a SPEAR Bauble, £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!
Many of our supporters had so much fun in the past showing their creativity, we’re bringing the #SPEARBauble back!
It’s so easy to do either as an individual or as a group! Whether your bauble is for your home, work, school or church tree please share your wonderful creations on social media with the hashtag. Alternatively, we would love to display your art on the trees at our drop in and hostels.
1. Get in Touch E-mail SPEAR, Fundraising@spearlondon.org, pledge your donation and order your baubles. It’s also the perfect personalised gift for a friend or you could give back to one of our SPEAR Hostels with a message of home.
2. Tag us in social media We’ve got these great pictures from previous years” artistic endeavours and would love to add yours to our bauble gallery.
Spread the Word
On the run up to Christmas we’ll be telling lots of stories of our work, our clients and supporters. It’s really easy to keep up to date. Keep an eye on our news page on the website. You can sign up to our regular newsletter.
Your Donation can help us turn around people’s Christmases
Could you budget for an extra Christmas present and donate the value to SPEAR. Of all the presents you give, the opportunity to move from homelessness to independence is a present like no other. There are many ways to donate: www.spearlondon.org/get-involved/ways-donate-money/
Thank you for supporting our work.
SPEAR wishes you and your family a wonderful Christmas