Yarmouth homeless support charity celebrates 1st year
The Living Room in Great Yarmouth has just celebrated its first year of being a registered charity. The project, which supports rough sleepers in the town, is still appealing for volunteers to help during the coming winter. Tony Rothe reports.
Anna Heydon from the charity said, “On October 25 we held a public AGM and celebrated with a beautiful birthday cake which was kindly made and donated by the team in the King's Centre kitchen. Reports were shared by the Chair of Trustees, Project Co-ordinator and Treasurer. It was a wonderful opportunity to look back and be grateful.”
The Living Room Great Yarmouth was set up to provide a warm, safe space for rough sleepers over the winter months. They provide overnight emergency accommodation in church buildings for up to 10 visitors a night, 3 nights a week. Last winter they were able to support 31 different visitors. This year, they will start providing emergency accommodation for rough sleepers on Friday November 23.
The Living Room is still in need of volunteers to help this winter in a variety of different ways, including cooking and covering shifts. To find out more, visit: https://thelivingroomgy.co.uk/ or ring 07724303310
There are further ways in which people can support the project:
The Living Room has entered the Aviva Community Fund competition, which relies on getting votes from the public to be considered for funding. Members of the public can vote for the project in the fund, which is open until November 20. Please follow this link
The ASDA supermarket in Great Yarmouth currently has The Living Room as one of their 3 featured charities for green tokens. Readers using Asda are urged to use the tokens to help Yarmouth’s homeless.
The project would also welcome people’s prayers. This Together Network prayer guide focuses on homelessness, and includes a section on prayer points for The Living Room. Please use it to pray for us and the other homelessness projects round the country.
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