Wear a Woolly Hat and Help The Homeless
Charity hoping to raise awareness and much needed funds
While this outreach service is commissioned by Ealing Council, St
Mungo's fundraises to provide many of the skills, employment and health
That's why they've launched their first ever Woolly Hat Day on Friday 22 October. They're asking people to wear a hat to school, or work, and donate £2 to St Mungo's, or hold a hat party, or get creatively fundraising in other ways.
Stephen Watson, St Mungo's outreach manager in Ealing, said: "In total,
94 people slept rough in Ealing in the last 12 months, up
from 71 in 2008-09. Our aim is to help anyone newly rough sleeping into
the most suitable kind of accommodation as soon as possible. At the same
"But getting people off the streets is the first step. Homelessness is
not just about a roof over your head. The St Mungo's Pathways to
Employment programme, for example, is largely charitably funded and
helps homeless people develop a route back from no home and no job into
Cllr Hitesh Tailor Cabinet Member for Housing said: "I know the valuable work that St Mungo's does within the Ealing community itself and their wider work, supporting people not just with housing but also health, employment and recovery opportunities.
"Woolly Hat Day is a light hearted way to show your support and help raise awareness of the serious problem of homelessness. I would encourage everyone, at work, school or home, to get their hats on for homeless people and support Woolly Hat Day on Friday 22 October."
For more information and to download a fundraising pack about Woolly
Every pound you raise will help open
doors for homeless people!
October 12th 2010