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Guildford charity opens doors to homeless on Christmas Day

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Guildford charity opens doors to homeless on Christmas Day

Published at 8:01am 25th December 2017.

Guildford organisation 'Footsteps' is opening its doors on Christmas day to homeless and needy people in the area. 

The drop-in event at the Beverly Centre in Guildford invites rough sleepers and people with alcohol or drug problems for Christmas lunch and mince pies. 

The organisation holds the event every Christmas - as well as every Sunday evening throughout the year.

Pete Turner, Chairman of Footsteps explains why this event is so important. 

He says: "For these people, it can be lonely - they might be by themselves if they're sleeping rough.

"If they're in a hostel, it might be expected that they go out for the day and aren't allowed to actually stay within that environment."

He explains that the event always has a lively, social atmosphere: "Socialising is a very important part of it - it is a happy occasion.

"One would like to think that the volunteers can help make it a happy occasion for all those that attend."

To find out more about the event, and how to volunteer visit the Footsteps website

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