DATE POSTED: 25/01/2011
Homelessness Charity Donors
Norwich-based homelessness charity St. Martins Housing Trust have praised the loyalty and generosity of their supporters and donors over the Christmas 2010 period.
The charity, who provide a range of services to rough sleepers and people on the verge of homelessness, have announced the results of their annual street collection in the days before Christmas. General Manager Derek Player said that so far the total was "a fantastic" £85,046. He explained this was made up of the contributions by shoppers in Norwich city centre and almost 100 individual cash donations by church congregations, community associations, schools, work groups and individuals across the city and the county.
"We also had a great many gifts brought to the office - more than ever before - and we were able to play Father Christmas. For many of the people known to us this was their only gift over the festive period. It was heart-warming and gives us all a boost at St. Martins to kick-start the New Year", commented Derek Player.