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Helping Peterborough’s Homeless

A message from Peterborough Homeless Helpers (via Fiona, Sops):

Peterborough Homeless Helpers would like to thank everyone who has kindly donated to us – clothes, rucksacks, toiletries and other items, food, storage space and time.

We support the homeless and those in need. Already this year we’ve served over 500 meals and more than 700 hot drinks. We’ve provided crisis care for two rough sleepers and assisted others with hospital, doctor and dental appointments. We’ve signposted people to official routes for obtaining help (PCC etc) and transported people to the Soup Kitchen for food they were otherwise too infirm to reach. Together we have successfully transitioned two long term rough sleepers off the streets, supported with job interviews and even helped rehome much-loved pets. One poor gentleman had fallen foul of a fraudster and came to us for help. Then there are the lucky few who are offered accommodation – they come to us for help and support too, as this is another huge challenge for some, albeit a more positive one.

We aren’t a charity, don’t have full time volunteers, paid staff or a premises to work from – we’re just a bunch of people who care passionately about helping those in desperate circumstances.

We work alongside and in partnership with organisations with the same goals. We don’t judge. We smile and welcome people – offering friendship and support. We remember they are all someone’s brother, sister, son or daughter.

We wanted to say thank you – because it’s all of you that make so much of it possible.

 

Rehearsal change of venue

Next Tuesday’s rehearsal (29 Jan) will be at Brookside Methodist Church, 46 Gunthorpe Rd
Peterborough, PE4 7TQ

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Helping Peterborough’s Homeless

PTNCC supports Peterborough Homeless Helpers, who make a real difference to the lives of the homeless and those in need by providing hot drinks, food, clean clothes, toiletries and a friendly face every Sunday.  The homeless wear their clothes 24/7 until they have something clean to change into. Whether on the streets or temporarily in a hostel, their lives are so tough. It’s a dangerous and lonely existence. So please spread the word. There are three main areas for donations:

Donated Items
Canned food such as baked beans, fruit (cans with ring pulls please).
Bottled water (500ml size is ideal)
Snacks, crisps, biscuits
Toiletries – wet wipes, deodorant, shampoo, shower gels (part bottles welcome)
Clothes – clean, serviceable adult clothing – coats, jeans, jumpers, t-shirts, shoes & socks (mens and ladies)
Rucksacks, yoga mats, small tents, sleeping bags

Food and sundry items
To help us with provisions , for example: tea, coffee, sugar, hot chocolate, cuppa soups, pasta, jars of pasta sauce, rice, tins of chopped tomatoes, tinned vegetables or fruit

Sponsor hot meals – £20
We provide a hot meal every week for up to 60 people. We’ve got pretty good at doing this on a budget!

Donation Hubs – you can drop off donations at any of the following places:
1. Newton Fallowell Estate Agents, Werrington Centre, during opening hours
2. St Kyneburgha’s Church, Castor, 8.30 till dusk
3. The Focus Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm
4. Yorkshire Building Society – Cathedral Square during opening hours. Please note October only.

Or email Peterborough-HomelessHelpers@gmx.com if you need items collected. 
Follow us on Facebook: Peterborough Homeless Helpers (Donations Hub)

(Please note – Unsuitable items donated will either be passed to local charity shops or sold to raise funds. All proceeds we receive are used directly to help those in need.)

October Concert Running Order

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Sumer is Icumen In

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Verdi Requiem

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Deeping St Nicholas Festival

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