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The Gatehouse – January 2017

The Gatehouse experienced a very busy Christmas time and thanks to donations from the public, we were able to ensure that each Guest got at least one Christmas present of a hat, scarf, gloves, socks, underwear and a bar of chocolate. Often this is the only present that a person might receive.

At the end of December we captured our quarterly data on how many people are using the project (taken over one week) and where a person slept the previous night. We are averaging 335 visits a week and our rough sleeper numbers have increased again to 49% of users.

We are starting the year off trying to be as positive and pro-active about fundraising for the coming year as much as we can. If anybody has any fundraising ideas and would like to support a local independent project then please email katrinagatehouse@gmail.com

Find out more about The Gatehouse by visiting oxfordgatehouse.org or on our Univ in the Community page.

Published: 17 January 2017

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