Christmas at York Road Project

Christmas at York Road Project

Posted on: 6 January 2014 in

 Christmas in a night shelter is not ideal and so here at YRP we try to make it as lighthearted as possible.  Christmas can be very difficult for many of our clients, they miss their families and friends and all around them they see others having a wonderful time.  We cannot change that, but we can ensure that all those staying with us feel welcome and valued.

After a hearty roast turkey meal, most of the clients played board games and Frances was crowned Monopoly queen!

Playing games!

None of this could have been achieved without the support of the local community, both individuals and organisations.  We had so much support from so many different people and it is impossible to thank everyone on this page.  Waitrose kindly donated money to pay for the Christmas dinner in all our properties and local churches including Christchurch, United Reform, Word of Life and St Edward the Confessor also financially supported us.  Thanks go to the Salvation Army for providing presents for the clients and most of all, thank you to all those people who dropped in to give us food, chocolates, more presents and lots of mince pies!  All of this support, enabled us to make the day as brilliant as possible.

Special thanks go also to our 3 volunteers who helped on Christmas day - Cherry, Andy and Katy.  We had lots of people wanting to help over the Christmas period but unfortunately, due to space, we couldn't have everyone.   If anyone would like to volunteer at YRP during the rest of the year, please see our volunteer page.  It warms our hearts to know that so many local people want to help those in need.

Thank you from the whole team at York Road Project and we hope you have a good 2014.