Helping Manchester’s Homeless

2020 has been an incredible year for a lot of the wrong reasons and this year has taught me a valuable lesson in that we need to look out for each other as much as we can. So, this year, I wanted to help out at Christmas by volunteering. Whilst looking for ways to volunteer I have been saddened that because of understandable restrictions on social distancing and households mixing, a lot of Christmas day food services for the homeless that normally happen each year have been cancelled.

#inthistogether

It is my belief that now more than ever, we need to stick together and support each other where we can. Christmas can be a tough time of year for a lot of people but more so those who do not have the luxury of a permanent roof over their head.

Christmas is a time for sharing, for appreciating what you have and spending time with loved ones so, for Christmas 2020, my brother and I are launching a campaign to try to delivery essential supplies including thermal socks, gloves and hats as well as sleeping bags and sleeping bag covers to as many of Manchester’s homeless population as possible.

It is our plan to take the money that we would normally spend in December on presents, decorations and entertainment and instead, use this money to buy this much needed outdoor equipment and distribute it to those most in need on Manchester’s streets on Christmas day.

Over my years of walking and hiking, I have come to rely heavily on having the right equipment when out facing the elements and we would like to use this knowledge to buy as much equipment as possible and supply it to as many people as possible who rely on this daily to keep them warm and protected from the elements.

Asking For Help

This is where we need your help. Although we’ll be buying as much as possible, we would be grateful for any additional support we can get.

If you’re a company and would like to help by way of a discount code or a donation of equipment please contact info@snowdonroutes.co.uk

If you’re an individual who would like to make a donation, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mcrinthistogether

Your help is tremendously appreciated.