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Is it too early to think about Christmas?
With sightings of a large, decorated Christmas tree at a Cambridgeshire Tesco and rumours that Elton John may be signing up for this year’s John Lewis jingle, the first few signs that Christmas is on its way are beginning to appear.
And this year, we’re delighted to be supporting Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, with a donation of sharps containers after we heard about its appeal for medical equipment to help the organisation run medical and dental surgeries at its annual Crisis at Christmas event.
Crisis helps people directly out of homelessness, and campaigns for the changes needed to solve it altogether. Crisis will once again open centres this winter to bring meals, warmth, and vital services to homeless people. Last year, more than 9,000 people slept in cars, trains, buses and tents.
Ian Richards, Head of Crisis at Christmas, said: “Crisis at Christmas is only possible because of the incredible support from thousands of people who volunteer and donate, united in a belief that we can end homelessness. We would like to thank Daniels Healthcare for their donation of sharps containers, which helps us provide homeless people with vital support at Christmas and a way out of homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round services.”
Crisis at Christmas is just the beginning of helping people out of homelessness. It’s a huge volunteer effort, with 15 centres across Britain offering homeless people food, clothing, advice and support with health, housing, employment and benefits. For many, Crisis at Christmas offers a chance to relax, regain confidence and plan for the future in a supportive environment, away from the immediate hardships of homelessness.
But they don’t stop there. At the Christmas centres, volunteers introduce people to Crisis’s year-round training, education and support with housing, employment and health. This long-term support helps people to rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good and Daniels is proud to be able to help in this small way through the donation of our sharps containers.Crisis, donations