Case Study

We are Supporting Crisis at Christmas

We close off 2023, as we did last year, with sponsoring Crisis at Christmas – a very worthwhile cause which our Sales Executive, Andrew Meddings, is devoting 5 days of his time to over the Christmas period. Clifton Rubber are delighted to donate to this worthwhile cause helping people start a life beyond homelessness.

If you want to find out a little more, have a read below:

No one should be homeless and alone this Christmas

Crisis is a charity which campaigns on behalf of people experiencing homelessness. At Christmas, they have their Crisis at Christmas campaign when they open day centres across London in schools and colleges.

These provide homeless and isolated people with hot meals and drinks, clothing, showers and haircuts, and access to doctors, dentists, chiropodists, and physiotherapists. There is counselling and advice on housing, employment, welfare, and benefits. Hotel rooms are available where rough sleepers can be referred to if they would like a safe place to stay.

This is supported by over 100 general volunteers, plus others who provide the different services, with each person giving up their time to offer the guests a safe, warm, and friendly environment in which to spend Christmas.

This will be the 11th year that Andrew has volunteered at the School 21 in Stratford, where he shares responsibility with other senior volunteers for the day to day running of the centre. The charity estimates that it costs £29.73 for each guest to access the services available at Christmas, plus the chance to receive year-round help from the charity which may help them improve their lives.

Michelle, one of the Guests said: “I was sleeping rough for six months. But my first day at Crisis helped me feel safe. It was like a weight had been lifted. Now I can focus on my future.’’

Andrew says: “I have seen how a hot meal, a conversation with someone, a shower, haircut, clean clothes, or just being warm and dry, can make such a difference to someone who would otherwise be on the streets, and the long term help that Crisis can offer can transform someone’s life.”

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To find out how you can support Crisis at Christmas see here:

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