Please sup­port our ruck­sack pro­ject

Stockport Express - - Your Views - BY JONATHAN BILLINGS Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer The Well­spring

ON Sun­day (De­cem­ber 2) The Well­spring will be host­ing its sixth Ruck­sack Pro­ject. The Ruck­sack pro­ject pro­vides peo­ple liv­ing on our streets with warm cloth­ing, ba­sic toi­letries, ruck­sacks, food and sleep­ing bags.

Please come along to The Well­spring this Sun­day 9am – 5pm and make a do­na­tion to en­sure that any­one sleep­ing rough on our streets over the win­ter months will have some pro­vi­sions to make that ex­pe­ri­ence of rough sleep­ing a lit­tle eas­ier.

The Well­spring is also launch­ing our Christ­mas Din­ner ap­peal 2018. For ev­ery do­na­tion of £5 The Well­spring will pro­vide some­one in need with a full Christ­mas Din­ner and a gift on Christ­mas day.

Dona­tions can be made by text mes­sage by tex­ting xmdc18£5 to 70070 this will do­nate £5 to The Well­spring and will cost your nor­mal mes­sage rate to send the text.

Dona­tions can also be made on­line at www. just­giv­ing.com/ cam­paign/xmdc18.

We are also look­ing for lo­ca­tions to place our Christ­mas col­lec­tion boxes, if you would like a col­lec­tion box at your busi­ness, of­fice or home then please con­tact The Well­spring on 0161 4776344 or email [email protected] thewell­spring.co.uk.

Funds raised will also pro­vide The Well­spring with es­sen­tial funds to pro­vide in­ten­sive sup­port to peo­ple who are home­less or at risk of home­less­ness 365 days a year.

The Well­spring is very much a com­mu­nity funded char­ity, we don’t re­ceive any lot­tery, grant, coun­cil or gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

In 2017 The Well­spring sup­ported 300 home­less peo­ple off the streets and in to ac­com­mo­da­tion as well as achiev­ing nearly 15,000 other pos­i­tive out­comes, ad­dress­ing is­sues around home­less­ness, ad­dic­tions, men­tal and phys­i­cal health, ben­e­fits work, sup­port­ing peo­ple in to em­ploy­ment and train­ing and a whole host of other is­sues.

It is my opin­ion that the streets of Stock­port would have a sim­i­lar home­less prob­lem as the streets of Man­ches­ter City Cen­tre if it was not for the work that The Well­spring does 365 days a year.

For more in­for­ma­tion about The Well­spring and the work that we do please visit www. thewell­spring.co.uk

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