Helping the homeless this Christmas

As we welcome the season of advent, we are delighted to share some feedback from the Bradford Citadel branch of the Salvation Army, whose fabulous band entertained shoppers during our Christmas preview evening:

“Just a line to let you know that we collected £386.77 when our Band played at your Christmas launch in October.

Thank you so much for allowing us to do that, and it has given us a fabulous start to our Christmas Carolling Fundraising Appeal.”

Thank you to our customers for their generous donations. They will help the Salvation Army to meet the immediate needs of people sleeping rough or on the streets and to provide a safe place to go offering practical support and services enabling people to make the first step to get off the streets.

Homeless at Christmas time is particularly poignant, but there are lots of ways that you can help the Salvation Army to be there for someone in need this Christmas. Take a look at this link to see how your donations can help. For example, £19 could provide a box filled with food and modest gifts for a family in need; £45 could provide support and advice for five homeless people in one of the Salvation Army’s residential centres and £112 could provide dinner and companionship for 20 lonely older people.

Alternatively, you can donate in person on 8th December when welcome the Citadel band back to Tong or on the 15th December when the Morley Salvation Army band will be delighting our customers with festive tunes.

For more information about the Bradford Citadel branch, call Claire or Rachel on 01274 677 591 or visit