I am writing to thank the community of Watford and the surrounding area for their generous support to New Hope this winter. Almost £25,000 was given to our Christmas Appeal for our year-round crisis accommodation, over 50 people are currently volunteering at our winter shelter, and we have received gifts of warm clothing, sleeping bags and food from individuals, local companies, schools, churches, synagogues and community groups. We are overwhelmed by the compassion and practical response of the town. Thank you, Watford, for your generosity to those who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Matthew Heasman

Chief Executive, New Hope