03 December 2015

Nationwide is supporting Slippers for Shelter

There’s nothing more comforting than pulling on a warm, cosy pair of slippers and relaxing at home on a cold winter’s night. But not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy that experience. This Christmas, housing charity Shelter is focusing on the families who don’t have homes or are at risk of losing them. Shelter’s staff and volunteers are hard at work all year round, but there are still families who aren’t able to get the help they need. Christmas is a critical time for them.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Tragically this year marks the shocking milestone of 100,000 children waking up homeless at Christmas. Shelter's advisers can make the difference between a family losing their home and keeping it but we're finding it harder and harder to keep up with demand. We urgently need more support this Christmas to make sure we can be there for every family that needs us.”

What’s happening?

On 4th December, Nationwide staff and customers will be joining Shelter’s UK-wide Slippers for Shelter event, wearing their cosiest winter slippers to work and donating to the charity. We were proud to donate £49,500 last Christmas, all raised by our staff and customers across the UK.

Stephen Uden, Head of Citizenship at Nationwide, comments: “We’re immensely proud of our employees and members for continuing to give so generously to help Shelter be there for the families struggling with bad housing and homelessness.”

Get involved

If you’d like to join in, it’s simple – just wear your slippers to work, school, college or wherever you are on December 4th. Then make your donation online, via text, bank transfer or through the post.

  • Donate online

  • Text SLIPPERS1 to 70123

  • Bank transfer
    Shelter National Campaign for Homeless People Ltd.
    Sort code: 30-00-02
    Account number: 01167206
    (please add the reference ‘Slippers’ and your name and organisation)

  • By post
    Send a cheque made out to Shelter to:
    Finance Team – SLIPPERS
    88 Old Street
    EC1V 9HU
    (Please tell us your name and organisation details too, and that you took part in Slippers for Shelter).

What your donation could do

Whether you’re taking part together with classmates, work colleagues, family members or by yourself, your donation means we can reach more of the people who need us.

  • A single £3 donation could help an adviser answer a phone call from a family facing homelessness
  • £10 could help a child from a homeless family register at a school, with the help of a Shelter support worker
  • £50 could help an adviser support a family worried about making their mortgage payments after losing a job
  • £150 could pay for an adviser to issue court proceedings and help prevent a family being evicted

Shelter and Nationwide

We’ve been supporting Shelter for the last 15 years. In 2012, we set up a 4-year partnership with the charity, with the aim of getting 16,000 people into homes through Shelter’s housing and advice services. That means stepping in when people are at risk of losing their homes, and helping vulnerable people to find a home and keep it. The funding comes from Nationwide donations, topped up with fundraising efforts from our staff and customers.

Donate to Shelter via online banking

Donate by texting SLIPPERS1 to 70123

Learn more about our social and charity work. Download the Nationwide Citizenship Report 2015 (PDF)

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