Project 58:7

PROJECT 58.7

WHO ARE WE? 

Volunteers from 10 Churches in Basildon.

A Churches Together in Basildon Outreach of Love in Action.

Based on Isaiah chapter 58 verse 7 in the Bible:

“….. is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? “

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Providing a free hot meal & drink to anyone in need or rough sleeping.

A listening ear

Prayer available for people and their situations

Practical help eg. clothes, sleeping bags, tents, form filling

Signposting to other agencies eg. benefits, housing, training, rehab

Lobbying for a Rough Sleepers Night Shelter in Basildon

MEAL TIMES, WHERE AND MAP throughout the year

MONDAYS 6.30-7.30pm

At THE BASILDON BELL TOWER, St Marin’s Square, Basildon SS14 1DX

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6.00-7.30pm

At THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 6 Honeypot Lane, Basildon SS14 2JZ.

For MAP see website www.stmartinsbasildon.co.uk

SELF SUPPORTING

We are a Charity and rely on the donations of individuals & churches. The money raised from the Annual Sponsored Sleep-out pays for the year’s food, rent, supplies, training of volunteers etc.

In 2011/12 The Mayor of Basildon, Cllr Mo Larkin, generously donated £4,000 from her charities to Project 58.7.

See article in Basildon Echo 2nd Dec 2011  http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/basildon/9397362.Volunteers_to_sleep_rough_for_homeless/

ANNUAL SPONSORED SLEEP-OUT

The homeless come together with volunteers to raise money for this vital service in Basildon.

Sleep-out: the 1st Friday in December at Trinity Methodist Church, corner of Clay Hill Rd/Bardfield, Basildon SS16 4NN – see website www.stmartinsbasildon.co.uk for Poster, Guidance Notes, Registration Form, Sponsor Form & Gift Aid Declaration

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH …….

Basildon Community Resource Centre (BCRC)* Contact Maggie Viney        01268 450040

Basildon Citizens Advice Bureau (BCAB)*                   Contact Kathy Peach          0844 477 0808

Basildon Food Banks                                      Contact (BCRC)* and (BCAB)* above for a Voucher & details where to exchange at a Food Bank      

CAP Debt Centre for free debt counselling        Contact                            0800 328 0006    

FURTHER DETAILS       

Revd Esther McCafferty                         tel 01268 522455 email: emccafferty@talk21.com