Monthly Charity

Charity for August

Maggs

 

Maggs was founded in 1984 after a homeless man died after years of sleeping rough on the streets. His death prompted members of several local churches to come together and form an action group. Their work led to a day centre being created in the former St Albans church, dedicated to helping the homeless people of Worcester. It opened in 1985, just before Christmas.

Over the last few years Maggs has helped more people than ever, as well as expanding the scope of their work. They now go beyond providing just the basics, but also provide support, training and practical assistance to help homeless people rebuild their lives. 

This is all made possible by their committed team of trustees, staff and volunteers. In 2016 Maggs Day Centre was recognised with The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service. This prestigious award is described as the MBE for volunteer groups.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service