This Christmas Myerson chose to support the Barnabus Christmas Appeal.
Barnabus are a homeless charity based in Manchester which started over 23 years ago with just one man walking the streets, giving out food and drink to the homeless. They now offer a lifeline to 600 visiting homeless and vulnerable people each week, many of whom have severe addictions or mental health issues. They support their physical, emotional and spiritual needs and do all they can to help them get back into mainstream society. They have received the ‘unsung heroes’ Queens award for Voluntary Service, but they do not receive any government funding – they rely entirely on donations.
During December staff members donated essential winter items including hats, scarves, gloves, coats, jeans and jumpers. Donations also included festive treats such as mince pies, biscuits and chocolates and also essential hygiene items such as shower gels. Stax Trades Centres, a client of the firm, also very kindly donated over 60 brand new coats, jackets and fleeces to us for the appeal.
We then dropped off a van full of donations at the Barnabus Support Office on Bloom Street in Manchester City Centre.
Above: Nouman Bhatty, a solicitor in our property department and India Peake, our admin assistant loading up the van with donations.
Janine Murphy, a solicitor in our property department said “We are pleased to have been able to support the Barnabus Christmas Appeal this year. Whilst homelessness is devastating all year round, it is especially poignant during the festive period and winter months. We really hope that the donations make a difference to the charity and some of the homeless people of Manchester”.