Coronavirus: Community rallies round to support Salisbury's homeless

Coronavirus: Community rallies round to support Salisbury's homeless

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 4:07pm 27th March 2020.

2 minute read

Alabare's had lots of support from local businesses and schools in the last few days to help vulnerable people.

The charity's still keeping their work with the city's homeless going as best they can during the Covid-19 outbreak.

They've had to make a few changes - a reduced drop-in service is operating from their Barnard Street base, but still offering hot meals to those living on the streets at this time.

Alabare's also made decisions like closing charity shops and cancelling fundraising events, which is having an impact on donations coming in to them.

But there's been some amazing support from across South Wiltshire - here's some of the details: 

Some ex-pupils at St Joseph's Catholic School in Laverstock wanted to do their bit, with help from TK Maxx in the Cross Keys, where the lads work:

Waitrose in Salisbury donated soup to the charity, collected by Alabare's Chief Executive, Andrew Lord: 

Alabare Waitrose Salisbury Donation
The soup was available for donation following the closure of the Waitrose store cafe

Roly's Fudge on the High Street in Salisbury gave some street treats to the charity for their homeless and vulnerable clients to enjoy.

They're pictured at the top of the page.

EMERGENCY APPEAL LAUNCHED

Alabare has set up an appeal to help keep services going in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

They're aiming to raise £100,000 to recoup the amount lost through the cancellation of fundraising events and closing charity shops.

The charity's Andrew Lord has posted an update on social media:

You can find out more about Alabare's emergency appeal on our news page.

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