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Christmas Meals Appeal 2017

Christmas is a special time for everyone and it’s particularly important to us at HARP. Whilst most of us are enjoying time with our families and a much needed break, for those living on the streets it can be a very lonely and stressful time of year. Many rough sleepers tell us they feel isolated and at risk, at what should be a safe and happy time of year.


This was the case for Jonathan, whose life was turned upside down after losing his son in a car accident. His relationship subsequently broke down, leaving him homeless.

“One Christmas I slept in a graveyard. Someone took my coat and sleeping bag so I slept in a T-Shirt that night. It was so cold and misty I couldn’t see my hand. Now I have a warm bed every night. Without HARP, I would be cold and on the streets again.”

These donations will help us to provide meals, entertainment, activities and much needed care and support to local homeless people over the Christmas period and beyond. All donations will be spent where we feel the need is greatest. Many people like to support HARP with non-monetary gifts at Christmas time. Click here to find out more about what we need to provide presents for local homeless people, and to support our efforts over the festive period.

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