Because there is no such thing as ‘no hope’
We work closely with:
Community Debt Advice
eSOS (East Surrey Outreach Service)
East Surrey Police
The National Probation Service
Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex (RCSS)
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Tandridge District Council
Our Supporting Partners:
Over 30 local churches and faith groups
Including Christ Central and their West Central coffee shop
Staff & Management of The Belfry, Redhill
Marks & Spencer, Redhill
Chairman’s New Year letter 2018
To all our friends and supporters,
First and foremost may I say a very big thank you to all supporters and volunteers.
Most of all, may I thank those of you who have taken time out of busy Christmas
schedules to keep the Drop-
This year, the Night Shelter has started with a bang. Usually it takes a couple
of weeks to get going but this year we were full in the first week and soon after
had a waiting list of those wanting space when it became available. This is a reflection
of the position nationally where homelessness is on a rising trajectory. Increasing
rent levels and a shortage of truly affordable accommodation is endemic, particularly
in London and the South-
Our daily Drop-
On the final Sunday of November we also started “The Real Meal”. This takes place in Shrewsbury Chapel in Shrewsbury Road, Redhill where at 1pm each Sunday a team from various partner churches provide a free meal for whoever turns up. During the meal there is a devotional time involving prayer, a Bible reading, a short talk and sometimes a song. It’s still early days but we sense that this could grow.
If you are wondering what else your church might do, then don’t forget that 28th January is “Homelessness Sunday”, a national campaign which Renewed Hope Trust is supporting. Running the charity costs over £1,000 per week and we are grateful for anyone who can raise awareness of the need. Even a five minute slot in your morning service could be of enormous help. We can provide you with leaflets, information and a promotional video on request.
Finally, I trust that you have had a truly memorable Christmas and may this New Year be a time of blessing for you and your families.