Circle Bath Hospital donates hot meals for the homeless at Christmas
Circle Bath Hospital donated a meal for 30 to the charity Julian House last Monday.
Lisa Brown, Bath ENT Practice Manager at Circle Bath Hospital organised the donation in conjunction with our Head Chef Neville Peaker.
“There are countless numbers of homeless on our streets all year round, but it feels particularly right to want to do that bit extra when the weather is bad and most people are celebrating Christmas with friends and family", Lisa said. "This is why we stepped in to provide Julian House clients with a hot meal at Christmas five years ago and have continued to support them every year since.”
At its foundation, Julian House was set up to offer direct support to some of the most marginalised people in society – the homeless. Initially, this was limited to offering food and shelter. Over time other projects and services have been developed across southwest England which not only address the symptoms of homelessness but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets.
"Like many good causes raising funds is a constant challenge for Julian House," said Cecil Weir, Fundraising and PR Director, at Julian House. "However very often targeted support in kind can be of almost equal value. Circle Bath have been great supporters over a number of years, in all sorts of ways. The meals they have provided at Christmas are a terrific example - easing the pressure on our already stretched hostel staff and volunteers. And the clients appreciate it as well."
To donate to Julian House, visit their website: www.julianhouse.org.uk