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CHARITY APPEAL: Dacorum based charity asks for help to support those facing homelessness in 2021

 Published on: 23rd December 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A homelessness charity have launched their winter appeal to ask people to support them and the vital work they carry out.

Dacorum based charity DENS, are hoping that people will continue to support them in giving people facing homelessness and poverty a chance to recover in 2021.

Wendy Lewington, DENS CEO, said that a number of cancelled events have hit the charity hard and they need support from the community to help them continue their efforts.

She said: “The pandemic has hit our events income hard. With our live fundraising activities cancelled, we now need your help to recover & rebuild. 

“A regular donation will help us plan for the future knowing that we have a steady income throughout the year.”

Wendy Lewington added that thanks to crucial support from the community the charity has been able to support those who needed it this year.

She said: “We truly appreciate your support and thoughtfulness at this time. During lockdown, our main focus was to keep our Hostel, Day Centre and Foodbank open.

“We distributed 1943 parcels, an increase of 68 per cent compared with last year. Since the pandemic began, our Foodbank has now supported almost 4500 people. We have also provided accommodation to 204 individuals at our Hostel and Move On Service.

“Thanks to the generosity of the local community, our Foodbank levels remain high, which is great news. We currently have 49,398kg of stock which would usually be between 17,000-25,000Kg, so no one in Dacorum who needs food will go hungry this festive season.”

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