Bishop Launches Christmas Appeal

Bishop of Ramsbury Charity Christmas Christian Donate Homeless Alabare Drop In Centre

From left to right: The Bishop of Ramsbury, Nicki Vigor (Drop In Centre), Alabaré Drop In Centre client and Maxine Moore (Mother & Baby Home Manager)

Today, we are launching our advent appeal, asking our supporters to help us ensure that no one has to spend this Christmas living on the streets.

Andrew Lord CEO says;

“Christmas is a special time.  Now more than ever we want to make sure that people have the opportunity to escape the crisis and fear of life on the streets; we want to give them the chance to transform their lives and have a bright future. But we can’t do that alone.”

“All donations make a difference and we appreciate every penny."

Maxine (pictured) from Alabaré’s home for young mothers and their babies, explains that putting a roof over someone’s head is just the start of the help that Alabaré give.  

“Young mums often come to us often with complex problems that have developed over a number of years. It costs £28 to provide the initial support that a mum to be receives when they come into our home.  From there we can help them work through their specific problems – no two people are the same, and no one’s situation is that straightforward. There will be ups and downs as together we build their skills, confidence and health to make sure they can look after their babies, and move on to a successful independent lives once more.”

The Bishop of Ramsbury, The Right Reverend Dr Edward Condry (pictured) joined us for the launch of our Christmas Appeal.

Bishop Edward says;

“I am pleased to be here today to support the launch of this vital appeal and the amazing work that Alabaré does for the homeless in Wiltshire.”

Nationally, homelessness is still increasing with a 134% rise in rough sleepers between 2010 and 2017*. This simply isn’t ok. Tonight, we know that there will be vulnerable people sleeping on our streets.

At this special time of year, please donate today and help homeless people off the streets for good.

*Statistic Department for Communities and Local Government 2017