Walk a Mile for the Upper Room charity

The Upper Room is asking you to ‘Walk a Mile’ to raise money for the work they do.

The charity has been helping homeless people since 1990. It provides a number of inter-linked services that focus on giving people who are socially disadvantaged the tools and skills they need to restore their dignity, reduce their risk of homelessness and help them to become economically independent. They work with a broad range of adults with a variety of needs: living in poverty, socially isolated, elderly, substance misuse or mental health issues, offending history and unemployed.

Things are hard enough at the best of times for their clients but especially so now.

‘Our fundraising has taken a hit, and in the months ahead there will even greater competition for funds’.

They have had to close their doors and instead of offering face to face services, they are instead supporting Hammersmith and Fulham Council in placing the rough sleepers among their clients in hotels and supporting the food banks in delivering them food parcels. They are doing much more phone and online counselling and support.

Normally they need men’s clothing and sleeping bags and other essential items such as shampoo and deoderant. Now while they are closed, what they need more than anything else is your money.

Donations can be a one-off contribution or an ongoing commitment. You can make a financial donation here. Tel: 0208 740 5688.

The ‘Walk a Mile’ idea is that as part of your daily Government approved constitutional you Walk A Mile, donate £5 to The Upper Room, and nominate five friends to do the same.

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