Chalke Valley Benefice To Help Alabaré

Wilton Hill Development

As part of their annual Lent Project, The Chalke Valley Benefice has teamed up with Alabaré to create the Chalke Valley Benefice Welcome Pack for homeless veterans going into the new Wilton Hill development.

When someone comes off the streets and has nothing, this pack will not only speak of care, compassion, respect and generosity, it will offer practical help too. This pack will contain everything a person needs from the mattress through to the mug. And once that person is able to move on to live an independent life, they will be able to take the Benefice’s generosity with them, as the pack is theirs to keep. The Benefice is undertaking a series of events during Lent and hopes to raise enough money to take eight Veterans off the streets so they can live transformed lives.

Revd Catherine Blundell, Team Rector urges both the churches and the community to support the Lent project:

“In 2018, the nation will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. We will be remembering the bravery of those who fought, lived and died in that and succeeding conflicts, while continuing to honour the men and women who serve and have been affected by war both at home and overseas. Our Benefice has chosen ‘Sacrifice’ as our Lenten theme and our giving will go towards funding Alabaré’s imaginative Veteran’s Welcome Pack project.”

Not only can financial donations be made but Alabaré and Our Wilton are interested in hearing from anyone who would to like to volunteer or befriend a home, as well as supporting this vital work through prayer.

Each year, Alabaré provide accommodation and support to thousands of vulnerable and marginalised members of the community including those with learning disabilities, provisions for young mothers as well as other young people who are either homeless or facing the possibility of being so. Alabaré is keen to hear from any church or Benefice interested in creating their own Lent Welcome Pack to help the most vulnerable. For more information, please contact Rebecca: