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Floating Shelter

The beds and mattresses have been passed on to the next shelter, bedding bagged up and put into store, equipment sorted and stacked away and remaining supplies passed on to other charities… this marks the end of another successful Floating Shelter season at St Aidan’s.

During November and December we provided food and accommodation for 36 homeless guests; some we came to know well, others we had a more fleeting acquaintance with. All were appreciative of the warmth of welcome and care they received. After spending the festive season
at the new Crisis-at-Christmas centre in Croydon our guests have now moved on to a new circuit of churches around the borough of Croydon.

Many thanks to all who have helped in some way in this ecumenical venture, either in the front line engaging directly with guests or in any of the many backroom jobs which enable the machinery of the shelter to run so smoothly.