Buy a brick to help build a base for Wakefield’s homeless

One of the best things about Wakefield, and West Yorkshire in general, is that we have a real sense of community. We help out when we’re needed and we spread the news of good causes.

Ernest Hibbert & Kevin Dobson

The Community Awareness Program is a great local charity that helps ordinary people who have become homeless or subject to poverty in the Wakefield area. They have four main areas of support - practical support, emotional support, support for a fresh start, and referral for additional help. They’re equipped to cover all aspects of unfortunate problems that can occur when people fall on hard times, but at the moment they’re in need of help from the public!

In 2004, the CAP would see approximately 13 people a day. Unfortunately, that number has grown drastically over the last decade to around 100 people a day and the charity’s base on Wood Street just isn’t sufficient in providing that level of support anymore. To help with this, they have found a new premises on Market Street, which is three times the size of the current Wood Street office and will be able to house the support services so urgently needed.

The Community Awareness Program now needs to raise somewhere in the region of £30,000 to help with the move to their new premises and we’re happy to help and spread the word.

If you wish to help out, you can donate £10 to ‘buy a brick’, which will display your name on it from the inside of the building. We think this is a fantastic project and have arranged to purchase some bricks of our own this week. Every little helps so please give what you can to this worthwhile cause.

To find out more call the CAP on 01924 381119 or e-mail [email protected].

Alternatively, you can visit CAP’s website

Image Credits: With thanks to Wakefield Express

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