The money was raised over the past twelve months mainly from collecting outside major supermarkets, an effort co-ordinated by Old Buckenham resident Michael Bartlett, who has been a committed supporter of St Martins for many years.
A poem written by year 8 student Felix from Litcham School inspired by the work of St Martins.
Music is a great tool through which to encourage self expression, give people a voice as well as build their self esteem and confidence.
The official street count of rough sleepers in Norwich for 2017 was 30, slightly less than last year, but it remains unacceptably high.
The total raised from the annual pre-Christmas street collection for local homelessness charity St Martins was £29,279.01. A big thank you to all our supporters.
St Martins has been around in Norwich for over 40 years. We are in this for the long term, every day of the year, despite every obstacle. Homelessness is not just a Christmas crisis.
Over Christmas, St Martins staff gave out over 100 bags of goodies donated by the public to residents at the Bishopbridge House hostel and other accommodation across St Martins.
People collecting for St Martins this Christmas explain why they do it.
Once again, volunteer collectors are taking to the streets of Norwich and local supermarkets to raise vital funds for St Martins to provide extra facilities for rough sleepers in the city.
Derek has led the organisation in developing the range of services St Martins is now able to offer homeless people in Norwich.