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Homeless project receives donation from police property fund

Homeless project receives donation from police property fund
Volunteers working on an initiative which supports homeless people in Gravesham has received a financial boost from the Kent Police Property Fund.

The Sanctuary in Gravesend, which is a project of charity City Praise Centre, was given a £500 donation on Wednesday 31 January 2018 after a local police officer, PC Dave Dodd, nominated them for the donation.

Working throughout Gravesend, The Sanctuary works in partnership with Gravesend Methodist Church and Churches Together in Gravesham to provide various avenues of support to homeless people or those facing the prospect of becoming homeless.

Together The Sanctuary helps to provide a safe place to sleep, showers, hot food and drink, clothing and laundry. They also provide advice on which agencies can help people with accommodation, employment, physical and mental health issues and much more.

PC Dave Dodd who works as part of Medway’s Local Policing team said: ‘I was honoured to give this donation to The Sanctuary. The work the volunteers do to help those in need in this community deserves recognition and I hope this extra bit of money will go a long way to helping many of those who are in need.’

The property fund comes from the sales at auction of unclaimed property and items which have been seized during police operations. The money from the auctions is regularly distributed to local causes.

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