Health MOT and free pop up clothes store for homeless

On Thursday 29 October, we are hosting a health and wellbeing MOT day for the homeless at St. Leonard’s Church.

Free TB, heart attack and dental checks will be offered alongside free haircuts and condoms.

A free pop up clothes store will also be run by the SCT charity shops giving away winter coats, jumpers, socks and hats. Last year over 100 people came.

“The weather’s changing and it’s going to get harder for people to keep warm and dry. That means more health problems.

This MOT day will highlight any health problems now so that we can keep an eye on them when winter sets in properly.

The homeless will also be able to get kitted out with winter clothes before it gets too cold.” Gary Davidge, Drop-in Manager, SCT.

We have been running a drop in serving food, drink and advice for the homeless since 1965. In an average week the drop-in serves over 160 people.

If you have coats, jumpers and socks in good condition to donate to the MOT, please donate them to any SCT charity shop.

The MOT is generously being sponsored by Skanska, the construction company who have been cooking hot meals at our drop-in for three years.

Managing Director Paul Heather said: “Skanska is committed to supporting local communities and good causes like the Spitalfields Crypt Trust.

Over the past three years, our volunteers have given their time and raised money for the centre in east London.

We are pleased to be sponsoring free health checks at this really important event to help the homeless.”

For more information about the event, please email Gary at gary.davidge@sct.org.uk

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