News from Sarah Bradbury

Published Thu, 30/11/2023 by

Dear Friends

Thank you so much for all your continued support and prayers.

Thank you for your donations which have been used mainly for socks as well as fleeces, scarves, T shirts and coats from Ashgate hospice outlet in Matlock as well as our Lighthouse shops. People are feeling the cold, of course… 

Our Chevin house residents as well as those at our Hope for Belper food bank and community hub who are a breath away from homelessness and loss are very grateful that someone out there cares – you! 

We have people at risk of eviction or who have fled domestic violence. Landlords are wanting to put the rent up. 

Today at the food bank we’ve given out many sets of bedding, jumpers, shoes, trainers, scarves, gloves, hats, jogging bottoms, sweat shirts, a throw for a bed, dinner plates, bowls, soap, shampoo – people are so grateful, a lady cried in my arms. I tell them, you are not alone, people do care. 

One chap has had an operation and is in pain, but he says he still has his faith: I gave him a copy of Luke’s gospel. He was pleased. 

Today we had hot dogs (proper sausages) with onions, followed by sticky toffee cake. 

We are giving our Christmas Hampers out to people’s homes this Thursday 30th November, so that people can plan, as it will include a food voucher. 

We will have Christmas dinner at the food bank on December 15th, with the tables set out to fit in as many people as possible. Hopefully it will be a joyful occasion with hope for the new year. 

It is a great boon as well to have Citizen’s Advice present as they can give technical advice. 

I have spoken with Specsavers’ staff, the Ritz, Frearson’s and Vaillant and they are all giving extra support for Hope for Belper, particularly for the Christmas season, as our referrals are so high. This is very heartening. 

May you be blessed this Christmas. 

With my prayers for you all 

Sarah 

Belper Chaplaincy 

part of Chaplaincy Derbyshire 

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