On Saturday May 16th SIFA Fireside’s weekend service resumed thanks to the amazing efforts of our weekend volunteers. They formed ‘Birmingham Teapot’ and have raised enough funds, with match funding from Wragge Lawrence & Co plus other corporate sponsors, to ensure weekend opening till May 2016.
They are still going, aiming to raise enough to support weekends for the following year, and are well on their way to hitting this target through bake sales, dress down days and monthly donations.
We celebrated our first day back with cake for clients, staff and volunteers and since then we’ve seen high demand, especially for showers for rough sleepers, with an average of 36 people each Saturday and Sunday; and one day with 54 attendances. Thank you to all the supporters and volunteers who made sure that we’re a 7 days a week service again.
You can find Birmingham Teapot on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birmingham-Teapot