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Over 150 turn up to Hope into Action Thanks Giving service in Peterborough.

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Hope into Action, the award winning Peterborough homeless charity which provides homes in partnership with local churches, hosted a thanks giving service last night at CSK Church in Hampton, Peterborough. Over 150 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress, enjoyed inspiring stories from former homeless people who now live in Hope into Action homes. Hope into Action is currently one of the Mayor of Peterborough’s chosen charities.

“This is our opportunity to thank the people of Peterborough for supporting our continued fight against homelessness in the City. We now have 14 houses in Peterborough each linked to a local church providing longer term accommodation for 30 local individuals and families. We would especially like to thank the Mayor for coming to the event and also choosing us as one of his charities.” Ed Walker, Executive Director of Hope into Action.

There are far more factors to homelessness than not having a place to stay. A home is not just a physical space, it provides roots, identity, a sense of belonging and a place of emotional wellbeing. Homelessness is an isolating and destructive experience and homeless people are some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in our society.

quote from Sylvia Kinder, Vicar at CSK church “Christ the Servant King (CSK) Hampton were absolutely delighted to be able to host the “Hope into Action’ Thanksgiving service. It was an evening of great celebration as people stood before us sharing how their lives have been transformed due to the love and support shown to them through this charity”.

Hope into Action will be holding a Big Sleep Out event on 16th October to raise awareness and funds for the charity. To find out more people can visit the web site www.hopeintoaction.org.uk