Earlier this month, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham came to SIFA Fireside, one of his nominated charities, to launch their Keep Us Cooking This Winter campaign.
Cath Gilliver, Chief Executive of SIFA Fireside, and Councillor Shafique Shah thanked everyone for their attendance and continued support, and explained the importance of a warm welcome:
By having a warm safe space to have a hot shower and a hot meal, we can work with homeless people at their pace. We build trust and support them to move forward with their lives. We offer accommodation advice, alcohol recovery support, training opportunities, volunteering, plus many more activities and opportunities.
However, the charity needs your support to cover the basics this winter; to heat the drop-in centre, provide hot water, and cook c.2259 lunches per month they need to raise £6,078.
SIFA Fireside are asking supporters to hold fundraising events, donate what they would have otherwise spent on Christmas cards, or simply text WARM23 £5 to 70070.
With your help hopefully they can reach this target! For more information about the campaign, see the flyer below.