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Lancaster Christmas Shelter: LDHAS Launch Appeal

Chris Satori
Lancaster and District Homeless Action Services (LDHAS) are appealing for donations for their 24th Christmas Shelter in Lancaster for people who are homeless or in housing poverty over the festive period.

The Shelter will be open at St Thomas Church in the city centre from Friday 24th to Wednesday 29th December and will offer food and a safe and warm environment over the Christmas holiday. It is the only one of its kind in this area and relies on the generosity and Christmas spirit of the local community to provide this care.

Peter Williams, the Christmas Shelter co-ordinator told us, "We believe like many others that no one deserves to be cold, hungry and alone at Christmas.
"To help us make this Christmas special for our service users we need the community's support in donating time as a volunteer, goods and food. Donations of money are essential to enable us to provide the Shelter and help us to continue our work throughout the year."

To help raise funds LDHAS have organised a benefit gig at the Gregson on Sunday 5 December which promises to be a great party night of live music headlined by Redback, with tickets a mere snip at £5 (£3 concs).

LDHAS have also organised a number of collections over the coming weeks in local shopping centres, supermarkets and pubs and are hoping that amidst all the bustle of our festive preparations the people of the Lancaster & Morecambe area will spare a thought and a bit of cash to make sure that no-one has to be lonely, cold, hungry and without shelter on our streets this Christmas.

To donate goods or cash or to volunteer for the shelter or to help as a fundraiser visit the LDHAS website at for more information or phone them on 01524 842008.