This Christmas, Birmingham Cathedral is welcoming donations of small clothing items and toiletries to help local people in need.
The Revd Canon Andy Delmege, Canon Missioner at Birmingham Cathedral, said: “We appreciate that many people want to give back at this time of year, and we are keen to support local charities who are providing for those in need. This year, we are asking for donations of small, warm, clothing items, along with new, unopened toiletries. These items will be used to support asylum seekers and those at risk of homelessness in our communities.
“We would also like to take this opportunity thank everyone for their ongoing generosity, in helping us support our local community and for all donations to the cathedral that enable us to continue our important work throughout the year.”
Please only donate small items that are outlined below. This is due to storage limitations at the cathedral. Please ensure these are new and unused.
- Small clothes items – hats, scarfs, gloves, socks, underwear
- Toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, deodorants etc…
Please hand donations to the Birmingham Cathedral charity chalet in Cathedral Square. We can also accept donations in the cathedral during opening hours. However, for security reasons, please do not leave donations unattended in or outside the cathedral.
If anyone has any questions about collections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the charities
St Chad’s Sanctuary is a place of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees in the heart of Birmingham.
The charity is in particular need of donations of items for Christmas presents for teenagers and adults.
Let’s Feed Brum is on a mission to make a lasting difference to those experiencing homelessness and at risk of becoming homeless. They provide, befriending and directing people to relevant services.
The Let’s Feed Brum breakfast club takes place in Cathedral Square every Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to share food and pick up essential supplies.