One of our most important projects at St Luke’s is our annual cold weather shelter. Each January to March (the coldest three months of the year), we join forces with six other local churches to offer dinner, bed and breakfast to a number of homeless people – each church taking one day a week. This year’s shelter starts in a couple of weeks’ time, and we’re running various fundraising activities to cover the costs of the project, and to install extra facilities to make our guests’ stay more comfortable. Meanwhile, Dan Northam Jones, who oversees St Luke’s part of the project, is busy drawing up rotas and making sure everything’s in place to ensure this year’s nightshelter runs as smoothly as possible.
The nightshelter is a project that involves many members and friends of the church, and we’d love you to get involved. Here’s how you can help…
*St Luke’s is currently trying to raise £10,000 to install a shower for our nightshelter guests, a washing machine and dryer for laundry, and an industrial dishwasher to help with catering. So far, we’ve raised over £7,000. If you’re able to make a donation, please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/stlukeswestholloway
*Dan and a number of other St Lukers did a sponsored 5k run a couple of weeks ago. It’s not too late to sponsor them. Please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/danrunsfornightshelter to make a donation – and to see a photo of Dan in his shorts!
*If you have any other fundraising or sponsorship ideas, please contact Dan on firstname.lastname@example.org
*Dan is now planning the rota for volunteers for evening, overnight and morning shifts every Saturday (into Sunday), plus laundry and other behind-the-scenes tasks. If you’d like to help, or want to find out what’s involved, please speak to him.
STOP PRESS! *Acclaimed stand-up comic Juliette Burton will be performing her Edinburgh show here at St Luke’s on 3 January at 7pm, to raise money for the nightshelter. Book the date now.