Giving a Hug to the Homeless
Lizzie Mosley @
Last week I wrote about ways to give back this Christmas and it got me thinking about lots of people who are very vulnerable, especially at this time of year and how fortunate I am. So I got my thinking cap on (it doesn’t happen too often but I feel like Wonder Woman when I do), and put my really nice voice on and went and asked Charles and Ady if we could give some of our gorgeous Hug Rug Woven throws to charities that help homeless people.
Due to Covid-19 some charities understandably weren’t able to take the blankets but I’m very proud to say that we’re giving over 1,000 throws to two wonderful charities - Crisis and St George’s Crypt.
The team and I had a fabulous day out dropping off the Hug Woven blankets and meeting some gorgeous, generous people and really finding out more about what the charities do and how our donation will help them.
Crisis are a national charity who’s aim is to end homelessness - what a fabulous mission. They work closely with people to help them rebuild their lives, by offering one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people. As well as helping people to find and keep a rented home. Our Hug Woven blankets will be used by Crisis as part of a move in pack they give to members that are moving out of temporary accommodation.
St George’s Crypt are a Leeds based charity that offer care, compassion and hope to the homeless, vulnerable, and those that suffer from addiction. They provide access to accommodation for those who need and want it, showers, clothing, three meals a day and somewhere safe, as well as access to GPs, physiotherapy, dentists and other health care providers. How lovely is that! The throws will be given to people staying at the Crypt to make sure they’re warm and toasty this winter.
As one of the wonderful workers at St George’s Crypt said ‘nobody sets out in life to be homeless’. So the next time you walk passed someone on the street that’s homeless instead of ignoring them just give them a smile or a hello - you don’t know what they’ve been through in their life.
(I don't like having my picture taken so I made the babies be in the pic instead)
Busy Lizzie x