Give Hope This Christmas

Homelessness is devastating at any time of year but at Christmas, when Manchester is full of party goers and people shopping for loved ones, the difference between those that have and those that don’t, is sadly easy to see. We know you want to make a difference so we've come up with some suggestions of how you can help bring Joy at this special time of year.

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Author: Alex Simpson

Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £30.00

Fundraise

How you can help

To enable us to continue our lifesaving work on the streets of Manchester we need your support...

Donate items

66% of the people we see sleep rough on the streets in all weathers, with others staying in emergency shelters, hostels or even sofa surfing. Donating food can help us serve hot meals, your unwanted clothes can keep our friends warm and dry, and unused toiletries, underwear and socks can help to make those who sleep rough feel human again.

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Fundraising ideas

Swim, cycle, parachute jump, climb a mountain, shave your head, organise an event - the only limit is your imagination! We’ve had people running marathons all over Europe, riding their bikes the length of the country, dressing up as Smurfs and we even had a lady in her mid 80s playing an organ for 14 hours non-stop!

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Volunteer for us

Barnabus relies on over 90 volunteers a week to open our doors and welcome people who need a friend. We have volunteers from all over Greater Manchester, as well as Cheshire and Lancashire, all age groups and all walks of life.

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65%

Of our visitors were sleeping rough in Manchester

90 people

Are served a cooked breakfast every week day

2,389

Visits to our Beacon drop-in centre this month

11,949

Man hours provided by our volunteers this year

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    Bring some festive cheer to your work, school or group and hold a Christmas Jumper Day to raise vital funds to help people experiencing homelessness through the work of Barnabus. Read more

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