A charity has celebrated five years of helping the homeless in Peterborough and beyond.
Hope into Action, which provides homes in partnership with local churches, hosted a thanksgiving service last night (Sunday, September 20) at CSK Hampton Church, Peterborough.
Over 150 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough (Councillor John Peach and Janet Martin) enjoyed inspiring stories from former homeless people who now live in Hope into Action homes.
Hope into Action is currently one of the Mayor of Peterborough’s chosen charities.
Ed Walker, the charity’s executive director, said: “This is our opportunity to thank the people of Peterborough for supporting our continued fight against homelessness in the city.
“We now have 14 houses in Peterborough each linked to a local church providing longer term accommodation for 30 local individuals and families. We would especially like to thank the mayor for coming to the event and also choosing us as one of his charities.”
Sylvia Kinder, vicar at CSK Church, said: “Christ the Servant King (CSK) Hampton were absolutely delighted to be able to host the ‘Hope into Action’ Thanksgiving Service.
“It was an evening of great celebration as people stood before us sharing how their lives have been transformed due to the love and support shown to them through this charity.”
Hope into Action will be holding a Big Sleep Out event on Friday, October 16 to raise awareness and funds for the charity.
To find out more, visit www.hopeintoaction.org.uk.
Pictured are James and Ben Garfield, Annabella Timson and Iona and Elana Walker with the mayor and mayoress.