A North East homelessness charity’s Christmas appeal has been given a boost thanks to a donation from the Robson Laidler Community Fund.

The ‘Giving a Home’ Christmas appeal, run by Oasis Community Housing, raises vital funds to support the charity’s year-round work providing drop ins, supported housing and a range of other services to help men, women and families facing homelessness.

“As we head into a cold winter, we’re all juggling the cost of living crisis – but for some, it will push them over the edge into homelessness. Latest figures already show rough sleeping on the rise and we fear things will only get worse,” explains Hazel Ditchburn of Oasis Community Housing.

“Our Christmas appeal provides the financial foundation for our next year’s homelessness service meaning every penny donated goes towards making a life-changing difference for the 1,300-plus people who walk through our doors each year.”

Robson Laidler Accountants is delighted to be supporting the charity’s Giving a Home appeal with a donation of £2000 from its Community Foundation Fund, in partnership with the County Durham Community Foundation.

Head of Marketing at Robson Laidler Gemma Graham said:  “With needs rising, Oasis Community Housing’s role has never been more important and we’re very pleased to be contributing to its essential work.”

To donate and help someone facing homelessness this winter, you can visit givingahome.org.uk