Supporting The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal
We’re supporting our friends at St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity in running the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal to help thousands of homeless people, or those in danger of losing their homes. The donation line on 0800 082 82 84 is now open if you can spare a few bob. You never know, you may even get to speak with one of our team, as we’re not only providing the pop up contact centre, but we’re also helping answer calls too, so we can hopefully help change some lives.
According to homeless charity Shelter, there are 320,000 homeless people in Britain today (up 4%), but the numbers don’t account for “hidden” homeless; people who sofa-surf, live insecurely in sheds or cars, or who are vulnerably housed. Now in its 92nd year, the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal helps to support homeless people as well as those who are vulnerably housed. Donations are shared between The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the busy day and emergency night centre in London’s Trafalgar Square, and the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF), which offers one off grants to people across the UK, preventing eviction and supporting people into housing.
Here’s a little more about the history of the Appeal and the incredible difference it’s made over the years, in so many people’s lives https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wh1dk