The Connection asked and the Friend’s of The Connection came back with an amazing response!
During the severe weather popularly dubbed ‘The Beast from the East’ The Connection worked in partnership with Westminster City Council and Westminster homelessness services, including the Passage and West London Mission, to extend the provision which included 165 extra beds made available to people across the borough. The Connection opened it’s door 24/7 to allow the homeless of London access to a safe and warm space during the sub zero temperatures.
The generosity of the Friend’s raised over £6250!
These funds went to assisting with extended street outreach shifts operating throughout the evening to reach people earlier to ensure they had access to shelter. More warms meals were made, and more hot showers were taken because of the extended hours enabled by the funds.
One of The Connection’s clients who used the shelter during the severe weather said “This has saved my life, I woke up with a snow drift on my sleeping bag the other night.”
The Connection would like to Thank all the Friends that gave any amount!