Winter campaign raises £34K to ease Welsh cost of living crisis

Thanks to our generous and compassionate supporters, The Wallich can continue to help people at risk of homelessness in Wales

21 Feb 2024

In October 2023, we launched our annual winter fundraising campaign

We aimed to boost our funding pot which alleviates hardship faced by people we support experiencing homeless, at risk of homelessness or in vulnerable housing across Wales.

Households across the UK are feeling the pressure caused by the ongoing cost of living crisis. However, the impact varies greatly.

Whether it’s cut down on meals out, not putting the heating or skipping meals, everyone has their own story to tell.

service user and staff in kitchen

Total raised: £34,162.04

Our support is ever evolving to help meet the needs of everyone. Without you – our supporters – we would not be able help as many people as we do.

We are so grateful and overwhelmed with the support we have received.


Individual support

From £2 to £200, we are so thankful for every person who gave what they could.

Many of you gave online, at our bucket collections or bought items from The Wallich Shop.

Some gave a one-off donation and others committed to paying a donation every month.

Every donation, no matter the amount, helps us keep people afloat and to end homelessness in Wales.

The Wallich Winter Raffle

The Wallich’s annual Winter Raffle was an easy way for people to do their bit in supporting our winter campaign, with tickets starting from just £2.

Prizes included 2 x two-litre air fryers, £150 Love2Shop voucher and a luxury Welsh picnic wicker basket from the Welsh Hamper Company.

With help from our amazing community sellers, we raised a grand total of £2,662.

If you played, all winners have been published on our website.

Community support

Bringing the community together helps us on our path to solving homelessness.

We have received an overwhelming amount of support from community groups across Wales during our winter campaign.

We would like to thank all the communities who supported us this winter.

Here are just a few of the superstars who supported us this year:

 Rasoi restaurant, Swansea. Homeless Christmas dinner.

Photo: Rasoi restaurant, Swansea


Corporate support

Several organisations across Wales have been part of the community response to homelessness.

A huge shoutout and thanks to:

staff members at The Wallich stall - Llangynidr show 2023

Chelsea Harrington, Fundraiser for The Wallich, said:

“Thank you so much to everyone who showed their support this winter. The pennies and pounds will go a long way to keep people afloat during difficult times.

The cost-of-living crisis is continuing to put pressure on families and individuals, putting many more people at risk of homelessness.

The support we have seen this winter has been inspiring and will ensure that our staff can continue to be there for anyone who needs us.

We can’t do what we do without your continued support.

Diolch yn fawr!”

Homelessness does not end with the seasons
Ways to support The Wallich throughout 2024

Our annual winter campaign has come to an end but, there are still ways you can continue supporting The Wallich.

The Wallich is there for people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will continue supporting people for as long as is needed.

Support The Wallich and help make homelessness a thing of the past in Wales.

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