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December Street Collection

Please volunteer for an hour or two!

We are holding a street collection from 1st – 23rd December to raise vital funds to enable us to support more people experiencing homelessness in Norwich.

We would love for you to join us by volunteering for an hour or two to collect donations.

We will be based at Nationwide on St Stephen’s street where you can come to collect a tabard, collection tin and contactless machine. Please return the collection tin to Nationwide at the end of your time slot. Slots available are 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm for 1.5 hours – or as long as you like! Please sign up using this link: 

Or if you prefer, you can email us on or call 01603 667706 with your preferred time slot.

We’ve calculated that for every hour a volunteer is collecting we receive an average of £60 which is amazing and much needed.

Check out our frequently asked questions below:

This year we are using an online sign up system. It’s quick and easy. Go to and select the time slot on the day you would like to help. Make a note in your diary – we will contact you a few days prior to remind you of your time slot.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can email us with the date and time you would like to volunteer. Email us on or call 01603 667706.

The time slots are for 1.5 hours – but please feel free to volunteer for whatever length of time suits you.

We have permission to collect anywhere in Norwich city centre and will issue all volunteers with permits. You may not stand outside or inside any of the shopping malls (Chantry Place, Castle Quarter, or the Forum, as these are private property, and you will be asked to leave.)

Good places to stand are: St Stephen’s Street, Gentleman’s Walk, Haymarket, London Street. There will be a maximum of six collectors out at any one time, so it’s  a good idea to spread out. We ask that you don’t stand too close to Big Issue sellers or buskers.

We count up the contents of each tin and let collectors know how much they raised within a few days. Sometimes colleagues like to get together and run a friendly competition to see who can raise the most!

100% of the money collected goes to St Martins. The money raised goes to provide more support for people experiencing homelessness. This might include paying for vital activities such as counselling sessions, or support worker time. Fundraising money also pays for supplies such as bedding packs when people move into our hostels. In 2023 a new 23 bed hostel was purchased on Thorpe Road thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of our community.