Crisis Christmas is the largest volunteer led event in the UK with over 8,000 volunteers and expects to serve some 30,000 meals over the festive week. Daniel Smith, Managing Director of Furniture Hire UK generously assisted this huge event by offering tables, chairs and other furniture for temporary shelters being set up by Crisis. The cold weather and snow forecast forced Daniel to bring forward his offer and he commented "my experience on the TV show Secret Millionaire opened my eyes to the plight of the homeless in this country and it is a great privilege for myself and all who work at Furniture Hire UK to help Crisis Christmas in our own small way."
Furniture Hire UK contributed £15,000 worth of furniture to be used by Crisis in nine temporary centres across London, which provide companionship and vital services to 2,000 homeless and vulnerable people at Christmas. Lynette Murad, Resources Executive for Crisis stated "We are enormously grateful to Daniel and his team for providing furniture for this year’s Crisis Christmas project, help in kind like this is fundamental to the success of Crisis Christmas."
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Their innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and aid homeless people to completely transform their lives.
Rough sleepers and people with specific needs such as woman and those with dependency issues are provided accommodation in residential centres across London. Over 2,000 people are welcomed in nine centres and Crisis also run specialist day centres, which are based in schools and colleges, providing an inspirational environment.
Crisis have ambitious plans for the future and they are committed to help more people in more places across the UK. Remember to take a second, especially at Christmas to spare a thought for those less fortunate than you. Homelessness will not be ended overnight by with the help and collaboration of others, together we can make change happen.