MANCHESTER organisation Supporting People in Need (SPIN) is fund raising this week to try and help more people that are without a home this Christmas.

SPIN was created by two brothers Marc Evens and John Herstell over two years ago.

The reason behind setting up SPIN was after Marc became homeless himself.

After he got himself back on his feet he wanted to help others in the same position he had been in.

Marc and John have also collaborated with The Well.

The Well, situated in Coverdale Church, Coverdale Close, Ardwick opened two years ago and is currently the only self funded, not for profit charity.

It started off as a rat infested church/ community centre and was only fit for demolishing until it was offered to SPIN.

After a lot of hard work Marc, John and dedicated volunteers turned the battered building into ‘The Well’.

It is now a fully functioning church, industrial sized kitchen, full sized canteen, games/ entertainment room and 12 beds.

All 12 of the beds are occupied at the moment with those seeking refuge from the harsh stress of Manchester.

John and Marc are in desperate need to raise funds as they need things like heating through the cold winter months.

This week the volunteers and some of the current residents at the well have been at Tesco, Prestwich fund raising for The Well and people in need.

Jamie Dennis one of the volunteers said: “We are here to just spread the message, help the guys on the streets as well as in the well.

“We are fund raising for both The Well and SPIN.

“We are selling raffle ticket here too as well as the money buckets

“The tickets are 50p and you can win a Manchester City shirt or a luxury hamper

Jamie went on to say: “We have raised much more money than we anticipated, much more than last year

“There is a lot of generous people out there

“We would like to say thank you to them

He explained “We started fund raising on the Monday and we are here till tomorrow which is Friday

“We will be doing the raffle tomorrow night.

SPIN and The Well are also excepting any food parcels and donations that the public want to provide.

The christmas period is a hard time for everyone and especially people without a home to go to.

Make sure you get into the Christmas spirt and help the less fortunate, this can even be by dropping a can of beans or a bag of pasta off in the food bin at your local supermarket.

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