Dorset Humanists’ Christmas Appeal has raised £800 for the St Paul’s Shelter for homeless people in Bournemouth. The shelter provides emergency short-term accommodation and access to a range of medical facilities, housing advice, education and training. During the coldest months, St Paul’s also runs the life-saving ‘Winter Watch’ service which provides much needed shelter, warmth and food for people who are sleeping rough.
The appeal was launched after Nathanial Major, manager of the shelter, gave an inspiring talk to Dorset Humanists at the Green House Hotel. Mr Major said, “I am extremely grateful towards the Dorset Humanists for such a generous donation over the Christmas period”. “ This money will be put towards our Winter Watch service as well as helping towards days out with our residents for which we receive no formal funding”. David Warden, Chair of Dorset Humanists, said “A key element of Humanism lies in helping some of the most disadvantaged members of society – we feel privileged to support the shelter in this way, especially at Christmas”.
Dorset Humanists is a community group for atheists and agnostics who want to make the world a better place.
Photo Caption: “GIFT: David Warden (left) hands a cheque for £800 to Nathanial Major, manager of the St Paul’s Shelter”