Old friend of the blog and top Aldridge correspondent Linda ‘Mad old baggage’ Mason has been in touch to ask readers if they could possibly help Walsall’s Glebe Centre continue to support the homeless by making donations of clothes, toiletries and even food this weekend?
Linda and her good friend Martin Bateman will be at Asda in central Walsall this Saturday (10th December 2016) from 10am until 2pm ready to take your donations, however large or small.
The items you so generously give will be used to support those most in need in Walsall this Christmas – those living on the street – and donations don’t have to be new, just clean, and in decent condition.
With homelessness increasing and welfare and care services becoming harder to access, services like that at the Glebe Centre are an essential lifeline to many who otherwise fall through the net.
Linda Mason wrote this about the appeal:
I am pleased to announce a Christmas Appeal on behalf of The Glebe Centre in Walsall.
On Saturday 10 December 2016 myself Linda Mason and the wonderful Martin Bateman will be at Asda St Matthews in Walsall, ready to take your donations between 10am and 2pm. All you have to do is get together some things, some of which you may have lying unwanted in your home and pop them down to us.
This is what The Glebe Centre needs: Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Coats, Boots Trainers, Shoes, Socks, Small/Medium sized underwear for men and women.
**ALL OF THESE CAN BE USED, STUFF YOU DON’T NEED ANY LONGER, JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE CLEAN PLEASE!**
Sleeping bags and blankets would also be useful.
In addition: mens’ and womens’ toiletries, women’s sanitary products, toothbrushes (new!), toothpaste, combs, brushes etc
In addition The Glebe feeds people and so tins and packets would be useful for either the centre or for the food packages they prepare for people.
It would also be lovely for give people some Christmas goodies and yummies BUT please check the use by date so that it isn’t gone by the time Christmas comes along.
I really hope that many of our members can make a small donation to help those people in Walsall who for whatever reason find themselves in a position of needing these services.
I wholly support both the Glebe Centre and Linda and Martin’s endeavour to support it – it’s a sad indictment upon society that such a service is needed at all, but without the volunteers and generous folk who support the project, life on the street in Walsall would be far more unpleasant.
If you need any more details, or would like to ask questions, please don’t hesitate to comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Cheers to everyone involved.