We give Cyrenians a festive boost to their Christmas campaign 

As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities and our 12-month programme of support to Cyrenians, our team in East Scotland has responded to this year’s Cyrenian’s Christmas Appeal with personal donations of a variety of much needed items to help a number of the charity’s projects.

East Scotland staff with products for cyrenians
Organised by staff themselves, the team from East Scotland wanted to show their commitment to the incredible work the Cyrenians project teams do with gifts in kind for their projects.

With items for keeping warm such as hats, gloves, scarfs and warm socks to making Christmas special with chocolates, sweets and small gifts to everyday essentials such as toiletries and bedding –staff have risen to the challenge and they hope their donations will make a little difference to those who receive these gifts in kind.

Building community through food and tackling food poverty is a large part of Cyrenians’ work. With over 50 projects tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness - from outreach and mediation services to residential communities and community gardens – Cyrenians supports people towards more positive and stable futures, preventing homelessness.

Samantha Thirlwall, who organised the collections for our East Scotland BU said: “We are proud of our staff who have taken this opportunity to continue and strengthen our support of Cyrenians. We hope our donations towards this year’s Christmas Appeal will go a little way to help those who need the support of Cyrenians and their network of projects.

“The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes. Being able to work with local organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”