Homeless Project Receives Funding Boost

Homeless Project Receives Funding BoostThanks to Worthing Lions

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects (WCHP) recently received a £5,000 donation from Worthing Lions Club following a nomination for support from the club’s Past President Steve Coe. The generous donation will go towards helping to provide breakfasts, shower facilities, laundry facilities and specialist support from staff at the WCHP St Clare’s Day Centre.

The centre is open 365 days a year and it provides drop-in breakfast sessions in the morning, groups, one- to-one appointments and counselling sessions in the afternoons. On average St Clare’s sees 15 – 18 people coming in each morning.

Community Fundraiser Rachel Blair said: “We are really grateful for the support offered by the Lions and to have the opportunity to share what we do with them. The work the Lions do locally is invaluable and it is great to see a volunteer lead organisation seeking ways in which they can support the town. The Lions motto is ‘We Serve’ and through their donation they are helping to serve the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

"St Clare’s is a vital lifeline for people who are homeless or insecurely housed in Worthing and is often the first port of call for anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Thank you to Lion President Marian Down who came to present the cheque and to Steve Coe and the Worthing Lions for choosing to support us in this way. Worthing Churches Homeless Projects has supported over 1100 people from the local area and they could not do this without the support of the local community.”


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