As a trustee and treasurer of Emmaus Gloucestershire I see the desperate need for additional support throughout the winter period. Last year the Gloucester City Mission (supported by Emmaus Glos) helped many people get through the very harsh winter and it would be great if we can raise enough funds to do the same again this year.

The Big Sleep Out on 10th October, which is World Homeless Day, aims to raise awareness of homelessness and raise funds for CCP which will go towards providing an overnight winter shelter in Gloucestershire.

Alison Beddoes