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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.

22,271.35

raised so far

22271.35

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Supporters

Jan 08, 2020

Anonymous

I remember when New Hope began:sadly it is still needed today. Good to see all the work and love that it provides.

250.00
(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Jan 06, 2020

Anonymous


Jan 05, 2020

Anonymous

34.45
(plus 8.61 giftaid)

Jan 04, 2020

Anonymous

Thank you for all you do caring for the homeless in Watford. God bless your work in 2020.


Dec 31, 2019

Anonymous

250.00
(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Dec 29, 2019

James Abrahams

Heard about New Hope through partnernship with Wellspring Church and think it's an amazing cause and nice to support something local.

400.00
(plus 100.00 giftaid)

Dec 28, 2019

Anonymous

250.00
(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Dec 28, 2019

Andy Goldie

Glad to help a homeless person

68.90
(plus 17.23 giftaid)

Dec 27, 2019

Rob Collins

God bless this labour of love.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 27, 2019

Roger Stuart

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)


Donation summary

Total raised so far

22,271.35

Total plus Gift Aid 24,954.09
Direct donations

14,515.35

Fundraising pages

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