Good-hearted Ilkeston people are supporting a plan to help those on the streets
Donations towards an IIkeston Winter Shelter have reached £395 towards a target of £1.000, and there is growing support among townspeople for the plan.
Leading the project are Dez Ball, Revd Christine French and paramedic Tracy Cunningham.
They are keen to set up a warm and welcoming place for homeless people to go this coming winter. And volunteers are coming forward to offer practical help.
The shelter will be St John’s Church hall on Nottingham Road where there will be a warm bed for the night, friendship, support and hot food for those down on their luck.
Homelessness is on the increase and although not as major a problem in Ilkeston as it is in Nottingham and Derby, it is getting worse. Desperate people are coming to churches seeking help. In the past they could only be referred to the Padley Centre or the Salvation Army in our nearby cities.
With the setting up of the Ilkeston Winter Shelter, local homeless people will not have to move out of the area they know.
The shelter will be open in the cold months of December and January.
If you would like to know more about the project, a public meeting is to be held at 2pm on Friday 21st September at St John’s Church Hall. You can also learn more by visiting Ilkeston Winter Shelter Facebook page.
If you’d like to donate, here’s the link: .https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ilkestonwintershelter
Weʼre raising money to Ilkeston Winter Shelter – giving a roof to homeless people in Ilkeston, for December & January, as well as a hot supper and breakfast. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.