Wellingborough charity’s bid to increase its opening hours and help more people

The Daylight Centre in Wellingborough
The Daylight Centre in Wellingborough

A centre which supports vulnerable people is having another monthly sale in a bid to raise cash to increase its opening hours.

The Daylight Centre in Wellingborough relies on donations, grants and fundraisers to provide a place for homeless, lonely and vulnerable adults to meet, eat and shower.

The food bank is based at the Daylight Centre

The food bank is based at the Daylight Centre

It is also home to the town’s food bank.

The number of people registered with the centre continues to grow and those referred for support from the food bank has been increasing as benefit changes, zero hour contracts and rent rises continue to affect families and young people in the area.

Trustees took the decision last year that they wanted to increase the hours the centre is open and to provide more support services.

And in a bid to help raise the funds needed, they have started holding monthly sales at the Daylight Centre hall in High Street, Wellingborough.

The next monthly sale will take place from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, April 28, with good quality clothes, bric-a-brac and a tombola.

A spokesman for the centre said: “If you like charity shops, come and see what we have to offer.

“All proceeds to help us increase our opening hours.”

The Daylight Centre Fellowship is an independent charity which aims to meet various personal needs from mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse to homelessness and isolation.

It also offers a hot meal, a warm place to meet and access to practical support such as sourcing benefits and work opportunities or simply using a telephone or the internet.

It has been providing help for people in need for more than 20 years, but had to reduce its hours due to financial difficulties.

For more information about the monthly sales, call fundraising trustee Valerie Anslow on 07870 473270 or email valerieanslow@icloud.com.

Anyone wishing to donate good pre-loved clothes, bric-a-brac, unwanted gifts and refreshments for the monthly sales, which take place on the last Saturday of the month, can call Valerie.