Care in Mind are pleased to share with you that once again this year we have taken part in The Wellspring’s annual Christmas Project, the Rucksack Appeal. Our receptionist, Karen Hill, led the collection, with donations made to the appeal by staff and young people across our eight residential homes and our head office.
Who are The Wellspring and what do they do?
The Wellspring charity is a resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people. They provide referrals into housing; supporting rough sleepers into getting off the streets and into safe accommodation, 365 days of the year. The overall aim of The Wellspring is to considerably reduce homelessness and eventually, prevent homelessness in the future. The Wellspring also provide many educational, computer and art courses to allow rough sleepers to build their skills base with the hope that they will be back in employment and off the streets in the future.
Staff and service users across Care in Mind have been working together to fill boxes of essential items that are needed not only over the Christmas period but for the next few colder months. Taking part in this project is not only a way to engage staff and young people with local charities but, also show our support for those who are less fortunate than us.
We have been collecting:
- Toiletries/ essentials
- Jumpers/ Fleeces
- Hats/ Scarves/ Gloves
- Sleeping bags
- Waterproof clothing
Once these have been collected, sorted and dropped off at The Wellspring, all the items will be distributed to as many homeless people and rough sleepers in and around the Stockport area as they possibly can.
Our Managing Director, Sharron Amri says:
“We have had such a great response, thank you once again. A special thank you to all the homes and the young people who got involved”
We’d like to extend our thanks to Karen Hill for coordinating the collection and delivery of donations from Care in Mind.
For more information about The Wellspring and the Rucksack project, please visit: www.thewellspring.co.uk