Seen, Northern Irelands very own Homeless paper,
will be launching their Xmas Sleeping bag appeal
Monday 20th December at 4pm at the Bandstand, Cornmarket
in association with Queens University and many of
Belfasts Homeless Agencies
We are appealing for sleeping bags, warm clothes
and food to be donated at the Bandstand, Cornmarket
between 4pm and 6pm on Monday 20th December, all
items will be directly given to those most in need
by street outreach teams from the Welcome Centre,
Homeplus, Simon Community and the East Belfast Mission....
Entertainment will be provided by local buskers
and street performers; all are encouraged to support
this important appeal in any way they can.
Items can also be donated at Phoenix Records, The
Haymarket Arcade, Royal Avenue
Jon Glackin, Co-ordinator, said prior to the
This is an urgent appeal for basic essential items
that we all take for granted, as the weather gets
colder and colder there is a pressing need for warm
clothes, blankets, sleeping bags and basic foodstuffs
to be distributed out to those most in need over
the Christmas period and beyond. We will ensure
that all items donated will be given to those who
are working directly with our homeless community
in an attempt to directly address some of the immediate
concerns of those on the street and in need.
Hughes, Deputy President Queen's Students' Union,
Families getting together, Christmas dinner and
the warmth of our homes-something that the vast
majority of us will no doubt experience this festive
season, but let us not forget those that aren't
fortunate enough to even have shelter.
is why I would like to appeal to each and every
individual to contribute in ANY way to the forthcoming
Street Seen Sleeping Bag Appeal at Cornmarket on
Dec 20.Clothes, food and drink-it all makes a difference!
as well as perhaps buying the latest DVD release,CD
or brand of clothing this Christmas, why not give
to someone else also who NEEDS the essentials as
opposed to the luxuries -it is, after all, a time
of giving isn't it?
Hooley, local music legend, said:
At this time of year of giving we should spare a
thought for those who will have little to celebrate
and look forward to only to a bit of warmth of human
kindness that it is so easy for us to provide. I
urge the Belfast public to support this important
appeal, those items taking up space in your cupboards
and wardrobes are needed now by our homeless community.
Dave, Belfast Street Seen vendor said:
It is so important that we try to get the Belfast
people to donate as much as they can. I know what
it is like to have nothing at Christmas, this year
I want to give back as much as I can to those on
the streets that have nothing. We can all make a
real difference to someones life by donating
those unwanted coats, blankets or anything that
will help someone who has nothing. All Street Seen
sellers will be collecting any donated items over
the Christmas period we have all been there and
want to help in any way we can.
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