Warrington Open Door at Christmas Charity opened up for the festive season, welcoming the vulnerable over Christmas time.
WODAC opened their doors on Christmas day for the homeless, vulnerable and people in need over the Christmas period, running through to early January in 2017.
The charity was established in 1991 and is run by dedicated team of volunteers. Located at the Reform Church Hall, WODAC encourages those in need over the Christmas period to visit them for a warm meal, clothes and maybe most importantly to some, a friendship which may last a lifetime.
A BBC report in 2013 claimed that over 80,000 children lived in temporary accommodation over the Christmas period, and WODAC aim to increase concerns and awareness of homelessness in Warrington over the festive period.
While Christmas is a time for family, games and the turkey for some, for others it’s a time of loneliness and depression, but WODAC aim to “Help Make a Difference”.
WODAC’s mission statement explains just how they focus to achieve their goals: “Our aim is to provide safe shelter, food and companionship to the homeless, lonely and vulnerable over the Christmas period, and support complementary organisations throughout the year in the Warrington area.”
Visit http://www.wodac.org.uk/for more information on the inspiring charity.
By Joshua McAllister