Join Cornerstone for the 2018 Big Sleep OutWednesday 28th February 2018
First and most importantly of all, we must thank everyone that has been involved in our 2015-2016-2017 Big Sleep Outs.
Without your dedication it would not have been possible to give the support to so many homeless people during the last three years. In 2015 we raised a magnificent £47000.00 and in 2016 we raised the same amount, in 2017 we raised a record amount of £67000.00
All events proved to be a fun occasion, enjoyed by all who took part. This year Bishop John is going to ask for sponsors, if you can’t join us for the sleep out maybe you will sponsor him!
When we first began the sleep out in 2015 we intended to provide temporary shelter over the winter months. We closed the pods in March 2016 but due to demand for beds we decided to reopen in May 2016. As of this time we are still up and running. While the need is still with us we will continue if we get enough funds/donations to be able to provide this service.
We now have eight pods on our premises sleeping eighteen people. St Vincent’s housing have loaned us three houses where we have placed thirteen people that were also homeless. We have now taken over the Morning Star hostel next door accommodating a further 16 people. In total we accommodate around 45 people that would otherwise be on the streets. We never imagined that this would be possible and in such a short time.
Many changes have taken place in the services offered. For those in the pods we also provide support in Education, seeking employment and empowering our people so that they can move on to better things. We are seeing many lives changed, hope where there was despair. Many that we are supporting have found employment, moved on to further education etc. We go the extra mile in supporting those that are willing to help themselves. And the results are inspiring.
Without your support none of this would be possible. Please spread the good news and let us work together to bring even more changes to more people. We trust in you and we trust in God and know with you and Him ‘All things are possible’
The Big Sleep Out will take place on 27th April 2018 at St Christopher’s Church, Lees Road, Ashton-u-Lyne OL6 8BA
For more details please contact Angela Shannon. Tel: 0161 232 8888
To register for the Big Sleep Out: www.cornerstonebigsleepout.co.uk to receive your package and sponsor form Register: Just Giving
Thanks and God Bless you all