‘A Leap Of Faith’

“Many of you will be familiar with the work of HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) in Southend. For those of you who don’t, please check out http://www.harpsouthend.co.uk

“HARP do great work locally, in supporting and caring for the homeless in Southend. However, this work can only be carried out by way of Local Government funding and the generous donations made by HARP’s supporters. HARP is currently threatened by the imminent prospect of funding cut-backs, combined with a general fall in the amount being given by local residents who support the work of HARP by making donations.

“Love Southend Youth are, therefore, taking a small step to raise finances, and awareness, amongst the public to aid HARP in whatever ways we can.

“On 29th February 2008, Leap Year, a small group of Love Southend Youth supporters will be sleeping out rough in the car park of the Plaza Centre, Southchurch, to spend just one night the way that many across Southend are forced to spend days, weeks, months and even years.

“We will be foregoing our evening meal on the Friday night, and congregating around a large open fire in an old oil drum to keep warm. We will spend the night worshipping the God of the broken, poor, and hopeless and praying for the homeless of Southend.

“On the Saturday morning (1st March) we are hoping to hold a fund-raising fry-up where all profits will be given to Harp.


“Consider holding a similar event in your church/youth group.

Come and join us for the night in the car-park.

Make a donation to HARP, and encourage others to do the same.

Sacrifice your evening meal on Friday 29th Feb and donate the money you would have spent on food to HARP.

Pray for HARP, that God would release finances and bless those who serve the homeless.

Join us for the fund-raising fry-up (I will confirm this event nearer the time!)

“Your support would be much appreciated.

God bless,
Steve Dalley,
Love Southend Youth,
Southend Christian Fellowship.”

-Steve Dalley

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