The pandemic has caused a huge amount of stress and anxiety, but it has also created the opportunity to prove that we care, to strengthen bonds and develop deeper trust.
We are appealing for donations of homemade cloth face masks to give to the people we support.
St Martins were awarded £10,000 funding from Norfolk Community Foundation through the Covid-19 Local Resilience Fund to support homeless people during the outbreak.
When the crisis is over and social distancing rules are relaxed what will happen to those people who have started to take baby steps on their road to recovery and a better life?When hotels want their rooms back and people return to a new version of normality will the people in those rooms be dispatched to the streets again?
The 2.6 Challenge, launches on Sunday, April 26 (which would have been the day of the London marathon, 26 miles, hence 2.6!) asks people to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise through sponsorship or simply by making a donation to their chosen charity.
Local boxer and student Ezra Arenyeka has set himself the challenge of running 10 miles every day for ten days to raise money for St Martins.
We are all working differently at the moment and today, 20th April, our CEO Jan recorded a message for our supporters to update you on how things are at St Martins.
Many people are concerned about how homeless people are being supported during the Covid 19 outbreak, particularly those who are sleeping rough and also concerns about how they are accessing food during the lockdown.
St Martins is working with a local animation studio to create a short film to highlight the best way members of the public can help homeless people.
During the current global crisis it is more important than ever for St Martins to continue working to support people who are homeless in Norwich and Norfolk.