I have been a volunteer at the Manna Society since 2004. When I first moved to London, I was shocked to see homeless people on the streets. In my tiny town in Spain, this was not a normal occurrence and I wanted to help in any way that I could, and by giving up some of my time on a Saturday to help out at the Manna Centre in London Bridge, I felt that I was doing my bit.
The Manna Society provides takeaway meals, consisting of a hot dinner and a sandwich from 10.30am to 1pm, 7 days a week. On an average day we are providing 120 meals. About 25% of those using this service are rough sleepers, 30% approx are living in hostels or staying with friends and 45% are in rented accommodation. 34% have no income whatsoever. We also offer a housing and welfare telephone helpline and appointments to see an advice worker in person in our centre.
Please help me reach my goal to support the Manna Society.
All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.