My chosen charity this month is Julian House, a Bath-based charity that helps the homeless. There were several reasons why this one made it to the top of my list this month and the first one is pretty obvious.
After a relatively mild winter, the weather this month has been awful. It has been freezing cold and rained almost daily. I know this because I have been layering up with an extra blanket on the bed at night, I’ve had the heating on more than usual and I’ve avoided going outside so that I stay warm and dry – three simple things that those on the streets don’t have as an option.
Secondly, I watched the Professor Green documentary recently, ‘Hidden and Homeless’ and I thought it was brilliant at highlighting what ‘homeless’ actually looks like and the help that is needed. It is so much more than just handing over a set of keys to a bedsit and it appears that funding is woefully lacking.
Finally, I like that this is a local charity. In Bath, I have often given money to those needing a bed in one of Julian House’s hostels but this donation will hopefully go towards their other services too.