Join us at Cooksmill Green for a little festive relief and celebrate the true joy of Christ’s coming at Christmas
Sanctus is a charity which was established in the bitter winter of 2011. Sanctus feeds the growing number of homeless, hungry and vulnerable individuals in the city of Chelmsford. They run a free café offering breakfast, hot and cold drinks, snacks and a cooked homemade lunch. They are also able to help by offering 1:1 support and counselling, group sessions, training courses and a range of enrichment activities including a Book Club, Music Club and an Allotment Project.
On any day they can have approaching 100 service users visiting either the café or the hub and this number continues to grow. This is a mixture of occasional and regular service users so their reach and usage is extensive.
Examples of what Sanctus provides:
Sanctus is incredibly grateful to have been chosen as the charity for the Cooksmill Green Church Christmas Appeal. Your kind donations mean a lot to us and will help many people, especially during this difficult time. Sanctus has remained open throughout this year and we currently support between 200-250 people This donation will go directly towards supporting our front line services which include some of the following activities:
The café and kitchen service which offers a hot meal, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and a food bank. This service is currently run as a takeaway service 7 days every week. Over the Christmas period, this will also help with Christmas meals for our service users.
Our motto is Love All Serve All, which means we will always support anyone in need. Our service users predominantly consist of, rough sleepers, sofa surfers, those at risk of or recovering from homelessness, mental health suffers, those in recovery, ex-offenders, the elderly who cannot afford heating and food, veterans from across the service, those with disabilities which prevent them from finding work and anyone in the community needing food and companionship.
Sanctus is a small charity and without the support and generosity of people such as yourselves, we would not be able to offer all that we do to those in need. We are truly grateful for your donations.