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Sullivan supports local charities

David Sullivan has made donations to support a number of local campaigns as Christmas approaches.

Crisis at Christmas is one beneficiary and it will see the West Ham United Foundation deliver football activity and wellbeing sessions for local homeless people.

Crisis at Christmas offers hot food and access to healthcare . The scheme offers companionship and support to tackle loneliness and isolation, helping people to take their first steps out of homelessness.

Furthermore, the donation will also provide all 200 residents of Caritas Anchor House with meals on Christmas Day.

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Caritas Anchor House operates in response to the growing problem of homelessness in Newham, the area with the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the country, with one in 24 people having nowhere to live.

The club site explains that tThe charity is a 200-bed hostel facility with four houses based in Canning Town providing residential and life-skills support for homeless adults, with a mission to ensure that those who seek their help will grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, self-fulfilling lives, leaving homelessness behind for good.

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Over the last year the charity has provided 278 people a home and support, of whom 49 secured and sustained employment, and 137 moved on from Caritas Anchor House.

In addition, through the West Ham United Foundation, Mr Sullivan has purchased items from HIS Church – an emergency goods distribution charity – allowing the Club to distribute £18,000 worth of food, clothing and toys to those most in need in the local area.

A number of organisations across Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, and Essex will all be receiving support this Christmas.


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