Threshold, Swindon’s homeless charity, is looking for members for their 100 Club, to raise money to support Swindon’s homeless and roofless.
Threshold is hoping to raise £3,600 every year from their new 100 Club; enough to fund their Street Outreach programme for 6 weeks. Tony and James, Threshold’s Street Outreach workers, make contact with roofless and homeless individuals in Swindon and help them to access services and accommodation. The on-going need for a Street Outreach service is illustration by the fact that Culvery Court, Threshold’s direct-access hostel turned away people on 50 occasions during February.
In the same month the team made contact with 121 individuals, including Steve, a service user of Street Outreach who praises the integrity and professionalism of the team, saying “they have shown a keen sense of empathy and respect for all, even those who aren’t easy to get on with”.
100 Club is one of a number of initiatives Threshold are using to boost funding this year and they need new members by the end of March to get it off the ground. The 100 Club is £5 to join and offers a chance to win one of three cash prizes every month. Members will also be entered into an annual ‘snowball’ fund of £300.
Threshold provides invaluable services to Swindon’s homeless population, offering accommodation, support, advocacy and the chance to change their situation. Threshold has been doing so for nearly 40 years and relies on continuous donations from supporters to ensure their work can continue.
So if you’d like to be a part of Threshold’s 100 Club, with 3 chances to win every month or if you’d like to know more about Threshold and what they do, or how you can get involved call Kirsty on 01793 524661 or email Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org.