Society & Culture
On a very cold night in January I met some of the volunteers and guests from the Winter Night Shelter based in Newport Pagnell. Without them, the guests would be sleeping rough in tents, doorways and underpasses. The team I met were totally dedicated to making their guests feel welcome and like they were with family with a home cooked meal, laundry done, and taking time to listen to people and make them feel valued.
In the words of a guest who absolutely loves the volunteers "They give up so much of their time and are fantastic. The advice they give us...The love. I think that's what it all boils down to. Love."
If you can, do get involved. Donate, volunteer, join me in cheering them on.
Cheering on Simon and the YMCA
Cheering on Kelly Hopkinson - Wellbeing Champion, Mum, Business Owner, Ted talkerer!
Cheering on Martin from Redway Runners
Cheering on Father Christmas!!
Cheering on Carol Loxton - founder of the first Womens Refuge in MK
Cheering on Odette from Harry's Rainbow
Cheering on Mike - Care Worker and Occupational Therapist
Cheering on Rebecca and James from Arts1
Cheering on George from Charity Recycling MK
Cheering on Lynne from Toybox
Cheering on Lisa, social worker in fostering.
Cheering on Kim and Tim and their beautiful boy Toby
Cheering on Tamsyn Hattan-Bennett
Cheering on Isobel from MK Act