Please support our rucksack project
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