Winter is upon us and Threshold Housing Link holds its annual sleep-out to support its work with homeless people throughout the year.
The sponsored event takes place on Friday 6 December at Immanuel United Reform Church, Upham Road, Swindon from 10pm.
Each month Threshold’s Street Outreach Team work with about 60 people, assisting them to access crucial health care, obtain appropriate benefits and secure emergency accommodation.
The Threshold direct access hostel, Culvery Court, accommodated 235 homeless men last year and achieved positive resettlement outcomes of 35 per cent. Even so people had to be turned away on 417 occasions due to lack of beds, with men offered just a blanket for the night.
There are many ways to assist, from gaining sponsors for the sleepout, to donating money, blankets, sleeping bags and winter clothing, or organising other fundraising events.
For details and sponsor packs call Threshold on 01793 524661 or mail: email@example.com