So with donations from the staff, they created a bumper Christmas Hamper, whereby they then sold raffle tickets to raise funds to support the appeal. From the goodwill & support of the staff at the Friday Media Group, we are delighted to announce we have raised £214.00 which means we can buy six chairs to support the appeal.
Rob Hancock from the Friday Media Group said “We are very proud of all our staff for coming together and supporting Pull Up A Chair appeal. From talking to the team at the Turning Tides charity we understand for some people Christmas can be a very difficult and challenging time of year. So everyone was pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile cause, we send our best wishes to everyone taking part in the Pull Up A Chair Appeal”
Lucy Knowles Fundraising Manager from Turning Tides said “Thank you so much to all those people at Friday Media Group who ‘pulled up a chair’ around the Christmas table for some neighbours who are homeless this festive season."
The money that was raised will not only enable our clients to enjoy a hot meal, counselling, housing advice and medical checks but also to feel less alone over the difficult Christmas period. More importantly, it could introduce them to support that could help end their homelessness for good through our year-round services. Without your generous donation and the fantastic support of our local community, we would not be able to provide this support. Once again, a big thank you to you all!”
Living on the street, sleeping in a cold dark alleyway, taking shelter in the woods or constantly on the move for fear of being abused, you would not be looking forward to the next day, let alone Christmas.
The local homeless charity, Turning Tides, is appealing to the public to donate £35 to enable a homeless man or woman to ‘pull up a chair’ around the Christmas table – providing them a festive meal, company, warmth and support during the festive period. They will also be able to have a hot shower and fresh clean clothes. You can make a donation over the phone on 01903 680740 or online here:
Or you might consider giving a £35 gift card to post to a loved one. This really is a gift that would warm the hearts of your friends and family by knowing this is truly making a difference to someone who is facing probably the toughest time in their life. Order your gift today by phoning Turning Tides on 01903 680740, emailing email@example.com or popping along to their office at Worthing Town Hall, open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Turning Tides are a community led homelessness organisation that puts client and local people at the heart of their mission to end homelessness. Previously called Worthing Churches Homeless Projects (WCHP), they have been supporting rough sleepers and homeless men and women for over 25 years in West Sussex.
Turning Tides believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. The work they undertake to empower homeless and insecurely housed individuals is vital. Through a variety of specialist support services, both residential and community based, the aim for each individual is to achieve sustainable independent living.
Address: Turning Tides, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HA
Phone: 01903 680740
Charity No. 1027832