Pendleton Together provide home comforts for rough sleepers
Nobody should sleep rough, especially in winter, which is why we pledged to provide home comforts for people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester.
Our residents and staff joined other Greater Manchester housing providers to support the ‘A Bed Every Night’ project, and ensure that every rough sleeper has a bed for the night during winter, as well as support and home comforts.
Residents donated essential items over the Christmas period which were packaged into donation bags, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shower gel, socks and gloves.
As well as these generous donations, staff held a number of dress down days to raise funds for the project. Staff raised over £150 which was used to buy more essential items for the donation bags.
After a successful collection, staff and residents volunteered their time to help package the donations and write Christmas cards at Brotherton House on Wednesday 19th November. Once the donation bags were packed, the volunteers delivered them to Emmaus, a homelessness charity in Salford.
Volunteers were grateful for the opportunity to come together with neighbours and colleagues to give something back to the community.
Gareth Wilkinson, Customer Involvement Manager at Pendleton Together, said: “We are incredibly proud of our community of residents and staff at Pendleton Together who collected a significant amount for this humanitarian project.
“Homelessness is a very serious issue in Salford and Greater Manchester. We are pleased that so many of our volunteers were willing to donate their time and effort to make a big difference in their community by bringing gifts and donations to those less fortunate at this special time of year.”