Official launch for homeless drop-in project

The offical opening of 7 Project at The Gospel Hall in Worksop. Pictured are Coun Simon Greaves, Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council Sybil Fielding and Shaun Cummings G130522-1b
The offical opening of 7 Project at The Gospel Hall in Worksop. Pictured are Coun Simon Greaves, Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council Sybil Fielding and Shaun Cummings G130522-1b

A drop-in centre for homeless people battling drink and drug addictions has been officially opened on Chapel Walk in Worksop.

Bassetlaw Council leader Simon Greaves and Coun Sybil Fielding cut the ribbon at the official launch of the 7 Project.

Project leader Shaun Cummings, who created the drop-in centre at the Gospel Hall with his wife Caroline, said they were ‘overwhelmed’ by local support.

“We have been generously supported by local businesses and people who have really stepped up to the plate to give us things from showers and kitchen units to food donations,” he said.

“We want to thank those people who have dug deep - without their generous support the 7 Project would not be able to exist.”

The 7 Project is run by volunteers and offers a helping hand to homeless people, offering them a place to eat, have a shower and wash their clothes.

Said Shaun: “We are there to provide a bridge to normalisation.”

“There are many people out there with life-controlling drink and drug addicitons, and we are are there there to give them a safe place to be.”

He added: “Only the other day we had someone come in and told us that if it wasn’t for us being here they’d have had nowhere to go.”

To find out more, or to volunteer, visit www.7project.co.uk or call Shaun on 07923 109652.

Anyone is welcome - the only restriction is there is a ban on anyone who is intoxicated.

No drink or drugs are allowed on the premises.