Tis the season to be giving!
This year, I decided to invest myself into a project I felt so passionate about after visiting the homeless in April. Many of them were suffering from the cold and not a lot of clothes were donated to ensure they had a warm night's sleep. So my mission this year was gather clothes from various different places such my work place at Nandos, people I know (both at theatre and friends) and random people who wanted to donate. I managed to collect a whopping 7 bags of clothes, shoes, jackets you name it. I couldn't believe how much I had gathered from such a small idea.
When I then went to drop these off to the local group I had volunteered with before, not only was I greeted with such a warm welcome but also by the camera men of ITV who happened to be filming the homeless that night! I was asked to do a small speech on why I had chosen to do this good deed etc and encourage others to give too! And I can't tell you what a great feeling it was to hear that nearly all the clothes were taken that night by the homeless and given that extra bit of warmth they need in these hard weather conditions. So guys I encourage you to do the same! Give to those less fortunate than ourselves!