Servicemen pledge support to Shelter

Servicemen of RAF Digby have shown their continued support for local Homeless Charity, The Nomad Trust, by making them their chosen charity of the year until April 2017.

During a visit to the Nomad Trust’s Direct Emergency Access Night Shelter on Monks Road in June, the team met with Nomad Staff and Volunteers to discuss ideas for fundraising and collaboration.

Victoria Bradshaw, Project Manager for The Nomad Trust, speaks of the RAF’s support; ‘it’s really exciting to have such enthusiastic support – the team have invited us to their open day in August, planned bag packing days and other fundraising ideas, as well as donating blankets and boots for our service users.’

The Nomad Trust currently operate the county’s only direct access accommodation, providing rough sleepers a bed for the night, as well as two charity shops based on Sincil Street and Moorland Avenue which support the shelter.

Additionally, The Nomad Trust operates a number of supported housing facilities and a training room based in the North of Lincoln to support Veterans.

RAF Digby have previously worked in partnership with the Trust to organise social events for Veterans across Lincoln.

The Nomad Trust recently received approval for a new, £3m Centre, incorporating Direct Access Accommodation and Support Services.

The new Nomad Centre will be based on St. Rumbold Street, directly opposite YMCA Lincolnshire’s headquarters, offering 32 Emergency Beds and 40 Apartments.

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