Our Christmas appeal is starting this week in support of two local charities. As we all start to write our long Christmas shopping lists, here at Spirus we are also hoping you will consider adding a gift for Winter Comfort or Jimmy’s Night Shelter to your Christmas trolley.
Whilst many of us may be dreaming of a traditional white Christmas, there are lots of people in our community who will be dreading the cold weather because they are facing homelessness.
Our two chosen charities this year both support people facing homelessness or vulnerable housing by providing them with shelter, warm clothes, hot food and access to other vital facilities and training.
We think both charities are amazing and do vital work helping people when they need a hand to get their lives back on track. We hope you will help us to collect some gifts, which we will deliver to them before Christmas along with all of our good wishes.
If you would like to make a donation to our Christmas appeal for Jimmy’s Night Shelter and Winter Comfort, please drop off your donations in the marked box in the porch of our office. Our address is: Suite 9, The Maltings, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HB.
For more information about the charities, visit: http://wintercomfort.org.uk/christmas & http://jimmyscambridge.net/
See below for the list of items we are collecting.
Jimmy’s Night Shelter would like:
Guest stockings: Toiletries – gift packs (male & female) Re-usable razors and blades Socks Boxers T-shirts Dressing gowns Brushes and combs Wind up radios / alarm clocks (battery) Battery powered toothbrushes (Colgate, Oral B) Batteries Chocolates and sweets.
For rough sleepers: Sleeping bags Vacuum flasks Hot drinks sachets Soup sachets Pot Noodles Wind up torches Antibac gel/wipes Hand-warmers Hats/gloves/scarves Tea lights Duct tape Plaster packs Sewing kits.
Pet stockings: All things for our doggy pals: bowls, blankets, leads, collars, coats (S,M,L), treats.
General items: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate Sandwich fillings i.e. Meat paste, fish paste, canned meats, canned fish Snacks, crisps, biscuits, cheese, crackers etc. Chocolates and sweets etc. Biscuits and cakes etc. Fruit juice and fruit squash, Marmite, peanut butter. Any films on DVD or board games.
Winter Comfort would like:
Tooth brush + paste
Chocolate bars + sweets
Hot chocolate sachets
Notepad and pen
Bottle openers/key rings
Vouchers – Supermarket, gift/ or book.