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A Bed Instead

A Bed Instead

Why we need your help

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On a typical cold and damp December morning, it is not uncommon to pass the signs of street homelessness on the commute to work through Watford. Sleeping bags and blankets, soaked and discarded can be seen hidden behind bushes, hidden like many of those rough sleeping in our town.

Often, in conversation with residents of our services, we’re told that it is best to sleep during the day, out of sight and out of mind as it’s safer to not be noticed. But being hidden does not mean that the issue isn’t there.

During a typical December, the Assessment Beds service will be full, seeing many individuals receive accommodation and support away from the freezing temperatures, damp and dangers of the street. For most of the people who come to us, the Assessment Beds will form the first step on the journey from street homelessness as they move on to long-term, secure accommodation.

“It was the first time I’d had a bed, a hot shower and clean clothes in months.” – David

Each Christmas we come to you asking for support, asking for your help to provide this essential service to those most vulnerable in our town. If you are able, please consider a donation of £34.45 to give someone a bed instead of a night on the streets, dedicated support from a member of highly trained staff and the foundations required to help someone to escape rough sleeping at this most challenging time of the year.

Thank you.

N.B. If you would like to give a different amount, please use the box below the three options.

5,884.25

raised so far

5884.25

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Dec 09, 2019

Lisa S

68.90
(plus 17.23 giftaid)

Dec 09, 2019

Jenny W

Many thanks and God bless you for all you do for homeless especially at this time of the year xx

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2019

Anonymous


Dec 08, 2019

Anonymous

Keep up the good work, great to see something positive happening for the people of watford in need. Love Liz & Stef

34.45
(plus 8.61 giftaid)

Dec 07, 2019

Alison W

Seasons greetings - thank you for everything you do

250.00
(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Dec 07, 2019

Anonymous

34.45

Dec 07, 2019

linda

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Dec 06, 2019

A very proud mum

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 05, 2019

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 05, 2019

Anonymous

34.45


Donation summary

Total raised so far

5,884.25

Total plus Gift Aid 6,543.18
Direct donations

3,680.25

Fundraising pages

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