Launch of Friends of Gravesham Sanctuary

20th September 2019 saw the launch of Friends of Gravesham Sanctuary or FOGS for short.  This coincided with the opening of the newly refurbished homeless sleeping area at Longferry Court by the Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Gurdip Bungar.

A friend is an individual, church or local organisation that is committed to supporting the mission of Gravesham Sanctuary.  This can be done in a number of ways, including:

  • Making a regular financial contribution
  • Raising funds through events
  • Taking responsibility for supplying specific items, such as food or capital equipment as requested by Gravesham Sanctuary Project Manager
  • Committing to volunteer on a regular basis to the running of the night shelter and its associated activities
  • Being a vocal ambassador in promoting what we do and in recruiting more supporters
  • Being part of the Sanctuary Prayer Team

Cllr John Burden, Leader of Gravesham Borough Council, who spoke at the event said: “We are only too pleased to support Gravesham Sanctuary.  Working to tackle the issue of rough sleeping and homelessness in the borough was a key part of our manifesto at the last elections and has received cross-party support, highlighting a unity of purpose from the council to put in place practical measures of support such as Gravesham Sanctuary.”

Select here to read the full press release

Select here to see the video produced by KMTV on the role of Sanctuary

Select here to become a Friend of Gravesham Sanctuary,

Sanctuary is a ‘first point of contact’ to those who are homeless irrespective of situation or background, with a focus on providing assistance not catered by other agencies..

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