Leeds Trinity University staff helping the homeless this Christmas
19 December 2017
Staff from Leeds Trinity University are helping to make Christmas better for homeless people this week by volunteering as part of the Inn Churches Winter Shelter project.
12 staff from the University's academic, support and chaplaincy teams will be driving homeless people to and from the Inn Churches day shelter in Bradford, to a makeshift 'home-from-home' Christmas night shelter at Saint Cuthbert and First Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Heaton.
As part of the Inn Churches Winter Shelter project, the homeless guests will be given a hot meal, warm bed, and breakfast in the morning, as well as the chance to talk to people who listen, and provide emotional support and help with finding longer-term accommodation.
Leeds Trinity is providing the logistical element of the project with its team of drivers, chaperones and the University's mini-bus. Staff are volunteering every day from Monday 18 December up to, and including, Christmas Day.
Hannah Hayward, Coordinating Lay Chaplain at Leeds Trinity University, said: "I attend Saint Cuthbert and First Martyrs Church and when I found out we were desperately in need of transport for our homeless guests, I knew Leeds Trinity staff and students would be more than willing to help out. They have been so generous in giving their time and it's a great privilege to make this contribution to the fantastic work of Inn Churches."
For more information about the Inn Churches Winter Shelter project, visit their website here.