Sale to help create Grantham Passage’s homeless drop-in centre

At the charity of the year launch, from left, Sainsbury's charity co-ordinator Amy Brooks, Grantham Passage volunteer Doreen Bowdrey, chair Ruby Stuckey, project co-ordinator Mike Monaghan and vice-chair Brenda Snowball.
At the charity of the year launch, from left, Sainsbury's charity co-ordinator Amy Brooks, Grantham Passage volunteer Doreen Bowdrey, chair Ruby Stuckey, project co-ordinator Mike Monaghan and vice-chair Brenda Snowball.

Grantham Passage are continuing their efforts to create a dedicated outreach centre for the homeless, with a clearance sale this Saturday.

The charity is working towards a £50,000 project to convert a building currently used for storage at the back of St Mary’s Church, into a centre providing the homeless with hot food and other useful facilities like washing machines and showers.

In order to both clear the building ready for renovation, and at the same time raise money for the project, Grantham Passage are holding a clearance sale at St Mary’s Hall on the corner of Barrowby Road and North Parade.

It will take place from 12.30pm-4pm on Saturday, December 6, and will have a range of items for sale, including children’s games, toys, toiletries, books, DVDs and much more.

Project co-ordinator Mike Monaghan said that work was beginning on the building, with double-glazed windows being put in thanks to a £1,000 donation from Williams Southern Ltd, the construction company behind the recently renovated Sainsbury’s petrol station.

Grantham Passage are the town branch of Sainsbury’s charity of the year, and have been accepting donations of food at the store.

You can also help Passage’s project by calling co-ordinator Mike on 564809.