A letter of thanks from Lieutenants Rob & Georgina Symons
Lieutenants Rob & Georgina Symons
The Salvation Army, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SQ and 167 King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PA.
Tuesday 1st November ‘11
LETTER FOR PUBLICATION
Re: The Salvation Army’s Annual Appeal 2011
With this year’s Annual Appeal now complete we want to publicly thank the many loca
l people who believed in The Salvation Army by supporting our Annual Appeal to raise funds for our social services work across the country.
We also give a special thanks to our volunteer collectors and all those who gave their time so willingly to our fundraising appeal. The general public in Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area have been so generous and as we have come to expect, done themselves rightly proud. In total, we managed to raise £3479.48 this year which will go directly to help those most in need in the many various Salvation Army centres, projects and programmes around the U.K.
To give you an idea of the value and impact of everyone's generosity; the monies raised by the people of Great Yarmouth could for example be used to provide;
· Food and Shelter for a night for over 1150 people battling with homelessness;
· Almost 700 older people with lunch and practical support at one of our day centres;
· Over 385 night’s shelter for a family made homeless by domestic or financial crisis;
· Around 315 people struggling with addiction to spend 24 hours in one of our detox centres;
· A week’s care for over 115 frail older people at one of our residential homes.
In short, everyone's support whether through the giving of time or through a financial donation will really made a difference in the lives of those most in need and I have no doubt will be used to not only bless but transform the futures of many many people.
Thank you for putting your belief into action by supporting our ‘Mending Broken Lives’ Annual Appeal. Money raised directly supports The Salvation Army’s work across all ages and backgrounds, as one of the largest providers of social services in the UK. The Salvation Army believes God values every single person, and so we have always sought to help the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Every day officers, staff and volunteers all over Britain are working with the most vulnerable members of our community, befriending them, supporting them and believing in them.
There is of course still the opportunity to make a donation should you wish to throughout the year. Our Charity Shop at 167 King Street will be happy to receive this or you can call into our Citadel (next to the Library) or post your donation through the door.
We would also welcome any fundraising ideas or those wishing to raise money on behalf of The Salvation Army. If you would like to know more about how you can support the local work of the Salvation Army here in Great Yarmouth, then please visit our website; www.salvationarmy.org.uk/greatyarmouth and click the links to 'Social Care and Community Programme (Herbie's)' and 'Charity Shop'.
For more information about the Annual Appeal and other ways to donate, including online and for information about the wider work of The Salvation Army visit; www.salvationarmy.org.uk/annualappeal.
May God bless you and thank you once again for all your continued generosity and support.
Lieutenants Rob & Georgina Symons (Commanding Officers)
Great Yarmouth Corps
The Salvation Army is a Christian church and a registered charity, No. 214779 and in Scotland SC009359