Supporting street survival this winter
We are very proud to be working with the Malt Cross this winter to deliver 100 street survival packs across Nottingham. The charity runs the city's Street Pastor scheme (based at the Malt Cross) looking out for vulnerable people at night working with emergency services and other organisations, like our charity partner Framework, to deliver emergency help through the packs.
Containing essentials such as toiletries, clothing and food vouchers, the packs also signpost to services to secure longer term assistance to help keep people off the streets.
The packs, with an average value of £35, are being wholly funded through our 'Doing Good Together' programme the same week as World Homelessness Day and just six weeks before we sponsor Framework's Big Sleep Out.
Chief Executive David Marlow says “When we set up Doing Good Together, we really drew on the work of our founder Samuel Fox when deciding the causes we wanted to support - including homelessness. We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic project which like us, has its roots in the philanthropic history of the city.
I look forward helping prepare the packs along with a number of staff volunteers from The Nottingham”
Jo Cox-Brown Chief Executive of the Malt Cross says “Anyone of us could be affected by homelessness most people are only a few pay cheques away from becoming homeless, we all have a responsibility to care for those who are less fortunate in society.
“We are very grateful to organisations like The Nottingham for their support and would encourage others to do the same.”
Formerly a Victorian Music Hall, The Malt Cross has been run as a social enterprise since 1996 offering heritage tours and a modern music and arts venue. The caves beneath the site have been used for everything from a monastery to air raid shelters and are currently being excavated.
To find out more, visit www.maltcross.com
Chief Executive David Marlow with Framework’s Chief Executive Andrew Redfern at the launch of Doing Good Together in 2011.