The ‘Winter Warmth’ campaign distributes items ranging from sleeping bags, coats and blankets to rough sleepers on the streets of the UK in November, when many rough sleepers are starting to feel the effects of winter biting in. Since launching in 2018 we have distributed c. £164k worth of donated items in London, Manchester, Brighton, Norwich and Birmingham.
- SCOTLAND 11th March
- LONDON 10th November
- BRIGHTON 12th November
- NORWICH 19th November
- MANCHESTER 24th November
This year we are also launching the campaign in Scotland on 11th March with thanks to our Partners – Zonal UK
Jonathon Childs Manager, The Garden House Pub, Norwich
Being part of the winter warmth campaign has been an honour and a privilege ! We have handed flasks and food pouches out to soup kitchens, homeless hostels and veterans charities and the response has been very positive. The meals which are ambient are great for those most in need full of calories and vitamins, we distributed these meals to hostels soup kitchen a Xmas stocking appeal for the local council and we use them for our foodbank and it would be great to have more of these I fear a long hard winter is on its way. We also gave 50 the local city council too so they can really help those in most need We are but a small cog in a big wheel of kindness we are like the quarter master directing help where it is needed working with the local authorities the local charity’s and helping many people – So that’s a great big thank you from Norwich and Yarmouth to the Only A Pavement Away team!
Lucy Brotherston YMCA North London
I just wanted to send a big thank you from the residents of YMCANL for the puffer jackets. We handed them out today and they all went within 30 minutes. Please feel free to send us some more if you have any. It was the perfect thing now that the weather has suddenly turned cold.