She received a cheque for £1,000 from Rotary President Michael Lingam-Willgoss at one of their Tuesday meetings at Greyfriars and went on to say “I would like to read to you some feedback from a 19-year-old who had 25 nights with Nightstop and was accommodated last week. A fantastic outcome; it really is so much more than just a bed. Nightstop transforms a young person’s whole outlook on life and offers them the chance for a more positive future.”
“’ felt safer staying with New Forest Nightstop,’ wrote the young person.
‘It has helped me to interact with people which I never normally would do and has given me confidence to progress in life. I’ve also learnt that there are so many people willing to help which I used to think there wasn’t. It has given me such positivist towards future life and has helped me in so many ways that there is not enough space here to explain. New Forest Nightstop has changed my life so much, thank you.
‘There has been so much given to myself and has really built up my confidence in so many ways. If this Nightstop organization didn’t exist I’d still be homeless or worse; in prison. So yeah, I can truly say New Forest Nightstop saved my life, thank you.
‘…To anyone that’s not really too sure of what New Forest Nightstop is and maybe nervous about it all, DON’T be! They’re AMAZING!
‘…From being homeless I joined this New Forest Nightstop organization not thinking it would help as so many organizations have failed me in the past, BUT damn was I sure wrong!
‘…I got let into people’s homes and families which was nerve-wracking at first, but the warm welcoming each host had and the kindness of each, settled me in after a couple of days. I had decent night sleeps in lush comfy beds, I had AMAZING food, I had people that cared about me and gradually I became the person I was meant to be!
‘…I’ve had such a confidence boost within my life it’s honestly really hard to explain! I can’t wait till I’m in the position where I can work with Nightstop as a volunteer. Thank you New Forest Nightstop, you’re AMAZING!”