Clooper And Shelter Strive To Help Those Less Fortunate This Winter
Our Cloop’d were in high spirits last Friday as they stepped out to the streets of London to raise money for charity.
Winter can be tough for anyone. Those of us who have four walls and a roof still struggle in the cold, so it’s hard to imagine what people without homes endure. That’s why Clooper took to Piccadilly Circus last weekend in a bid to raise money for Shelter and their cause.
WHO ARE SHELTER?
Shelter is a registered charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in Great Britain. They, as we do, believe home is a human right. Shelter offers advice and support services, an emergency helpline for those struggling with housing issues or homelessness, free legal advice for those who have lost their homes and more. We truly appreciate what they do for the community.
Thousands of people sleep on our streets every night, and with winter fast approaching, there is an increasing need to keep those people safe. It’s estimated that 17.5 million people in London are denied a stable home. This is known as the housing emergency. To show our support and do our bit, a few members of our Cloop’d ventured out to London recently to collect donations for those without homes.
At Piccadilly Circus last Friday, we stood with collection buckets and raised donations for our homeless community. Even something as little as one pound could buy someone a warm sausage roll for lunch. That could be the difference between a good day and a bad day for them, so we were truly grateful for every donation we received. Not only that, keeping fed in the winter is essential to keeping warm. Therefore also, keeping safe.
One of our Cloop’d, Christine, says this about the day:
“In the beginning, there were some challenges that we each faced individually because the members of the public were reluctant to donate at first, but eventually one by one we started to receive more donations, which motivated each of us to keep pushing harder, like a domino effect. At Clooper the individual success is what motivates us all to strive for the best but collective success is what is most important.”
Teddy, another Clooper team member that helped out with the collection, has a similar quote about the day:
“Not a lot of people carry change these days, so it was a little disheartening at first. A lot of people were kind and generous that day, however, which we wholly appreciated. It was good to be out there physically making a difference, as much as we could.”
We are elated to say that we managed to collect a total of £95.56 for Shelter last weekend. Sarah from Shelter mentioned:
“Thank you so much again for getting involved. With the money you raised, we could provide vital housing advice for six (6) people through our webchat channel which is amazing!“
At Clooper, we believe everyone has to right to a happy home and to live joyfully. We are proud to work alongside Shelter in the hopes of making this a reality.
Of course, you don’t have to physically collect donations to do your part to help people without homes. You could help with something as little as reading up about the housing emergency, or learning what Shelter does, or perhaps even something as simple as saying hello to someone on the street who may need a friendly face.
As Shelter says, the fight for home starts with you. Find out more about Shelter, what they do, and what you can do to help here.