Christmas Gift Card Appeal to spread some festive cheer to local homeless


Turning Tides are launching their Christmas Gift Card Appeal in the hopes the community can provide clients accessing their services a £5 gift card to spread some festive cheer.




“Every year, especially at Christmas, our community generously donates items and gifts for our clients for which we are most appreciative. This year we wanted to do something different, to provide our clients with the choice of what to buy for themselves. We hope individuals, businesses, schools and community groups can drop off £5 Gift Cards to us, so we can hand them out to our clients during the Christmas period.


A lot of people accessing our services have very few to no possessions, so a Gift Card would mean a great deal and show them the community cares.” said Gemma Orpwood, Communications Manager at Turning Tides.


Preparations are well underway to bring some festive cheer to those accessing Turning Tides’ support. Staff and volunteers will be putting up decorations across the projects, cooking and serving up Christmas meals - much as you would do at home.


The local community can help by purchasing £5 gift cards from 8 selected stores:  


  • Boots
  • Costa
  • Greggs
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Superdrug
  • WHSmith
  • Wilkinson


You can post or bring the gift cards to Turning Tides’ office at Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, BN11 1HA (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). Staff and volunteers at Turning Tides will then hand them out to clients to spread the festive cheer to all those accessing their services throughout Christmas.


If you would like more people to receive cards please feel free to buy as many £5 cards from any of the shops above and Turning Tides will spread festive warmth and kindness on your behalf.


For more information visit their website: or phone 01903 680740.


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