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MILESTONES – 100,000: The Companions Donation Hub have packed 100,000 items for the homeless since March 2020

6 September 2021

Since March 2020 at the start of the first Covid lockdown the Donation Hub has delivered over 100,000 items of clothes, toiletries and small items of entertainment to the homeless rehoused in hotels and hostels in central London. Members of the Order, Companions, OMV and other helpers have come together to make this possible during the acute stages of the pandemic. 
More recently, the Companions responded to a call from Caritas Westminster for clothes and toiletries for 200 refugees. Many more are expected to need help in the coming weeks and months, both in London and in locations around the country.

Just launched: Afghan Refugee Appeal

An appeal for funds to enable us to respond when and wherever called upon. The scope of this support is yet to be clarified, but all funds collected will be used to fund the work of the CoM in assisting the new refugees, all of whom having worked with or for the UK and now find themselves exiled and in need. Three ways to donate:

By the website:
Donation button on the Companions Home page  Please reference Afghan Refugee Appeal  

By bank transfer:
Account Name: BASMOM COM  
Sort Code: 15-99-00
Account Number: 03802370
Please put a reference of: Afghan Refugee Appeal

By cheque:
Account name as above.  Please send to Companions of the Order of Malta, 13 Deodar Road, Putney, SW15, 2NP.  Marked Afghan Refugee Appeal for identification. 

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The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


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