Santa Run 2015 - Sunday 6th December, Victoria Park
Is that a Santa running for West London Day Centre? Yes it is! We need your help as we have 25 places to fill in London’s biggest Santa Run in on Sunday 6th December in Victoria Park. Join us for some fun, spread festive cheer and help us to raise money for our Advice Service which last year alone helped 302 homeless people move off the streets and into accommodation.
You can run, jog, walk or Strictly Samba either 5km or 10km plus there’s a children’s run and a free Santa costume on offer which might come in handy for that office party or family get together. Why not organise a team at work, get some friends together or get the family involved? This fun run is a great way to get into the spirit of the season and by taking part you can help a homeless person find a new home. We’re suggesting each runner aim to raise £150 as this would pay for a homeless person to receive an assessment at the Day Centre, to draw up an action plan, to liaise with benefit agencies and housing providers, access specialist services and to assist people to transition into accommodation.
Will you take part this Christmas and help support a homeless person to move off the streets and into accommodation?
Registering for the Santa Run costs £22 per person which includes a free Santa costume. Plus there will be a host of activities to enjoy on the day including a Santa’s Grotto, carol singing and refreshments making it a fun day for all ages and abilities!
To register to take part in the Santa Run, please contact Christina on 020 7569 5915 or email Christina.Cadore@wlm.org.uk
West London Day Centre
Every day up to 100 homeless people visit the West London Day Centre. They come from all walks of life but all are in some sort of crisis. We meet every service user individually and understand that a personal plan is needed to offer the best support. As well as the essential practical services such as showers, canteen, laundry and clothing store, WLDC provides a range of specialist services to help users address their issues and move on in life. These include the on-site Homeless Health Team (including a nurse, doctor, counsellor and podiatrist), optician, drug and alcohol support, mental health support services and a daily advice and referral service assisting with accommodation, benefits and jobs.