Hundreds attend Homeless Sunday celebration

26 Jan 2016

Homeless Sunday at Derby Cathedral

The Right Reverend Dr Alastair Redfern, the Bishop of Derby, led this year’s Homeless Sunday service at Derby Cathedral, which was attended by representatives from local homelessness organisations (including YMCA Derbyshire, Padley, Derby Churches Night Shelter and the Derby Street Pastors team) and people from the local community. We were also joined by the High Sheriff of Derbyshire Oliver Stephenson, the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker as well as the Mayor of Erewash Val Custance, the Deputy Mayor of Amber Valley Richard Illiffe and Amanda Solloway MP.

We were delighted to see such a fantastic turn-out, and would like to thank everyone who attended. If you were there you might spot yourself in the photos on our Facebook album or in the Derby Telegraph gallery. We also had some radio coverage on Capital FM, Smooth FM and BBC Radio Derby.

The key message of the service was that homelessness is not inevitable. Something can be done and we can make a difference. We hope that the event inspired people to continue to do all they can to support people affected by homelessness in our community.


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