Si launches Crisis Christmas Party
Tuesday 11th November, 2014
Kingy kicked off a Christmas cracker of a party today as he visited homeless charity Crisis’ centre in Newcastle.
Kingy kicked off a Christmas cracker of a party today as he visited homeless charity Crisis’ centre in Newcastle to launch the charity’s Crisis Christmas Party with a slap-up meal for homeless people in the city.
The national charity for single homeless people, is calling on families, offices, schools and community groups to host a Christmas party with a difference from December 8 - 14, raising money to support its work with homeless people across the UK.
Si launched the event today with a special dinner, cop-hosted with Crisis Chief Executive Jon Sparkes, to celebrate the achievements of the charity’s work in Newcastle and across the UK. The meal was prepared by Si with help from trainees at the Crisis Skylight Newcastle café, which offers on-the-job training for homeless people looking to find work in the hospitality sector.
Diners at the event have all recently come to Crisis to engage with the charity’s education, health, housing and employment services in the city, all with the focus on helping them move on from the devastation of homelessness.
"Nothing says Christmas like getting people round the table for a good meal,” says Si: “but for a lot of the people Crisis works with it can be a really tough time of year. Putting on a seasonal spread for everybody is my chance to bring some Christmas cheer to people who might otherwise miss out – and you can do your bit too by hosting a Crisis Christmas Party at your home, school or office."
Click here to find out more about how you can throw a party, raise money and help homeless people this Christmas.