Tag Archives: Crisis at Christmas

Hope and Charity: what you need is faith

I’ve been in the garden a fair bit between showers, and today’s 50 plus mph winds of Storm Eleanor, to tidy up. Everywhere is pretty dormant, life retreated into the inside to await warmer, sunnier times. A lot of work … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Season

I’m not a religious or especially spiritual man. So the meaning of Christmas or the winter solstice celebrations might, you’d perhaps think, be lost on me. But it has becoming an increasingly important time of year for me. I think … Continue reading

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A Crisis this Christmas

I have talked before about Crisis, the charity formed in the 1960s to supply help at Christmas to London’s homeless community. It was on the back of many high profile campaigns including the amazing TV film Cathy Come Home that … Continue reading

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Walking in any big city these days, you cannot fail to miss the homeless who increasingly fill the folds between pavement and building. Some cities try and sweep them out of sight; or at least out of the tourist traps, … Continue reading

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