The cost-of-living crisis is having a direct impact on households in Wales and putting many more people at risk of homelessness.
The 2023 Wallich winter campaign aims to alleviate the hardship faced by anyone experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness or in vulnerable housing in Wales during the cold winter months.
Whilst positive strides have been made to help end homelessness in Wales and across the UK, homelessness is still on the rise.
These figures are stark, and we believe that the people of Wales deserve a safety net.
People are not choosing to struggle, they’re being forced into unmanageable financial situations.
As the weather starts to change and the winter months set in, The Wallich is going above and beyond.
We now go beyond providing rough sleeping outreach, accommodation and preparing for an independent future.
The Wallich is plugging growing gaps in people’s food bills, helping to clear debt and get essential, new items to improve someone’s overall health and wellbeing.
The money raised through this campaign will be instrumental in ensuring that our expert staff can continue to be there for anyone who needs us, 365 days a year.
Join The Wallich this winter to support the people who need our help across Wales.
By setting up a regular donation, you could make a greater impact and spread the cost throughout the year.
No matter how small, a one-off donation could help someone essential items as and when they need them.
Play for your chance to win in The Wallich winter raffle. Raffle tickets start from just £2 and you could win one of our fantastic prizes.
Have you got the gift of the gab or a few festive event coming up? Why not sell raffle tickets for us in your community. Find out more.
Whether you’ve been saving throughout the year, or are planning to do a last-minute dash, we understand that treating your loved ones is a priority.
It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping at your favourite high street store, or supporting a local business, shopping through Give as You Live is an easy way to raise money for a charity of your choice – at no cost to you.
It is a simple and automatic way to support The Wallich every time you shop, at no cost to the shopper.
Here are some ways you can make a difference without giving financially.
Your time and skills are invaluable.
Whether you volunteer at one of our services or share your expertise to help people gain new skills and confidence.
Whatever your skills and interest are, we’ll help you find the volunteer opportunity that best suits you.
Homelessness can be a complicated and controversial topic.
Taking the time to understand the root causes and enduring consequences is a significant stride toward diminishing the societal stigma associated with homelessness.
Stay informed and encourage your circle to join you in understanding homelessness.
Take part in a pre-planned event or organise your own in your school, workplace, or community.
Every penny you raise goes directly toward providing essential resources and support to people experiencing homelessness.
Our fundraising team are here to support you every step of the way
Raise awareness about homelessness in your community.
Share our campaign on social media, talk to your friends and family about the issues that people are facing, and encourage them to get involved.
Your engagement is a crucial step towards compassion and awareness around homelessness.
Mike Walmsley, The Wallich’s Fundraising and Community Engagement Manager, expressed gratitude for the community’s ongoing support.
“We’re enormously grateful to everyone who supports our winter campaign this year.
The cost-of-living crisis is disproportionately affecting lower income households in Wales and putting more people at risk of homelessness.
With your help we can prevent more families from reaching crisis point this winter.”