This evening was quiet, 35 people in total, funny how we now think 35 is quiet whereas a year ago this would have been considered a busy night. Jan is away so today so it was down to Meryl to cook. Maybe that’s why the numbers were down! Two Saints had a trip out today and it was a mild evening so that affected our numbers
Rough Sleepers In Fear After Campsite Arson Attack
The Two Saints Outreach worker Richard Cottle contacted Meryl this week to ask for a tent for two of the rough sleepers after someone set some tents alight at about 12pm on Wednesday in the campsite by the football club. Thankfully no-one was hurt in the incident. You can read all about it here on our news article.
Gluten Free And Vegetarian Options
This week a gluten-free hot meal was on the menu to make sure our shaken lady (see here) could eat it as she has a gluten intolerance which is difficult to manage when you are homeless. Potato and Bolognese Gratin and Apple Strudel and custard. The kitchen will also provide baked beans on toast, tuna pasta, pot noodles, soup and hot dogs so hopefully something for everyone. We try to provide a choice of gluten and vegetarian free options each week but we rely heavily on donations to cover as many scenarios as possible. We are always short of meat donations. They are very much appreciated.
We are rubbish at remembering to take photos during the session as it is so busy. Sadly we forgot to get a picture with the birthday cake. One of our lovely clients has his birthday on Sunday. He mentioned in passing a few months ago that nobody has acknowledged his birthday for a few years. When we came toward him singing happy birthday he didn’t understand why we were singing to him. He was completely blown away why we would do such a thoughtful thing, he didn’t think he was deserving. We made sure he took lots home with him. HOME you say? To him his tent is home.