The Christmas Appeal begins on 1st December and will feature a daily short film clip of our homeless clients, volunteers, supporters and staff discussing Christmas and what it means to them.
Chief Executive, David Carter, said. “We are open for rough sleepers every day of the year, including Christmas Day. Last year we served Christmas lunch for sixty people who would otherwise have been walking the streets with nowhere to go. We are expecting even more this year and we will provide a warm and welcoming place for what could be a very lonely day.”
The Whitechapel Centre is one of the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities for his year in office. He commented, “The Whitechapel Centre works hard all year round, but at Christmas, while we are at home with our friends and family, we are reminded about how different it is for the homeless. Please make a donation, of whatever you can afford, so the charity can continue their wonderful work for the people of Liverpool.”
We also lead the No Second Night Out Merseyside campaign, which provides a low-cost 24-hour phone number (0300 123 2041) for the public to tell us about rough sleepers. In the first year we responded to 435 calls, with 99% of people new to rough sleeping not spending a second night on the street.
The Christmas Appeal film clips can be viewed from 1st December daily until Christmas.