Slippers for Shelter

With the winter weather really setting in I'm aware more than ever of how lucky I am to have a warm home come back to, thick comfy clothes to wrap myself and my family in and cosy slippers to pop my feet into at the end of the day. When my nose turns pink on the school run or Tom returns home from work and exclaims that its really been cold out there I try to spare a thought for those with whom the luxury of a warm house and winter clothes isn't a given.

I'm lucky to know some fantastic people who do so much for their communities, women (and mums) who take part in 'sleep out's or volunteer in soup kitchens. This weekend in fact in Bristol there are people organising a collection of coats and boots, soap and essentials that we take for granted to be donated to the homeless. I'm sure you're all aware by now of my addiction to coats so I'm trimming my collection to pass on to those who most definitely have more need of them for me.

I'm writing this post to raise awareness of Shelter's 'Slippers for Shelter' campaign. They are encouraging people to post a picture of their slippers on the 9th of December with the tag #slippersforshelter to raise awareness and of course donations to help the homeless.

Whilst most families are quibbling about who buys who what from their Christmas list, who is seeing which relative on which day or who is in charge of making the puddings, some people don't even have a home to be in on this day. No one should be without a home anyday of the year but with the spirt of Christmas being so much about being with family and everything warm and cosy the idea of being on the streets is such a harsh contrast.

If you want to take part in their campaign, post your own slipper picture or even donate if you can then you can find out about the work that Shelter do here.

(Shelter asked me to raise awareness of the campaign and I will be sharing my slipper picture on the 9th - All words and thoughts are my own)

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