A heartfelt thanks to all our supporters who donated to Depaul International’s 2018 Winter Appeal. The Appeal raised £9,625 (and counting!) and will go towards Depaul’s services in Paris.

The Appeal told Gerard’s story, whose descent to the streets began after the death of his wife. It was 15 years before he slept in a bed again, made possible only by the dedication of Depaul’s staff and volunteers.

Homelessness in Paris is in crisis, with almost 3,000 people sleeping rough on any one night across the city. The money raised by the Appeal will fund Depaul’s vital day centre and outreach work, which offers hygiene, healthcare, meals and one-on-one counselling support to dozens each day.

Thanks again to all those who donated so generously.