Project information

Christmas Meals Appeal

This Christmas, many people in Southend will only have HARP to turn to.

Over the festive period HARP, provides up to 1000 meals for its residents and for people with nowhere else to go. If you can donate £10 to buy a Christmas meal, you'll send a message that someone c

November 2014 - January 2015

Charity information

HARP Homeless Action Resource Project, Southend-on-Sea

HARP Homeless Action Resource Project, Southend-on-Sea logo
  • Need


    Many homeless people are alone with nowhere to go during the festive period.


    HARP will provide drop in dinners over the festive period and also a chance for people to engage with our services and create new beginnings.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To give the homeless in Southend hot meals and a people to talk to over the festive period.


    » We will provide hot meals and company for people over the festive period and give opportunities to engage with our services.

    Statistics will monitor how many people access the service.

  • Impact


    People will engage with us and address longer term issues that relate to their homeless situation.


    The meals are not cooked because of volunteer shortages. Donations are not provided for food.

    However, rotas have been developed and Christmas meals are being planned well in advance.


    We will send a thank you letter and feedback with a newsletter in the new year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Running costs The money will be spent on running costs including staff and other overheads at The Bradbury Centre
  • Background


    Our centre is in Southend and accessible to anyone that presents themselves during the time period that is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.


    Homeless people in Southend and surrounding areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the leading charity on homeless issues. We have a drop in centre with large kitchen facilities. We have volunteers and staff willing to work over the festive period.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tony Dunn

    Tony coordinates volunteers to assist staff in preparing meals.

    Gordon Maxwell

    Gordon is the Catering Manager and coordinates all the menus and food.

    Doreen Pujol

    Doreen has a team of staff who work on Christmas Day and coordinate meals and activities.