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RunVember & RunFit Essex - Helping the Local Homeless


About Sanctus

Sanctus is a homeless charity in Chelmsford open 7 days a week, 364 days a year offering a free café and day space for the homeless, vulnerable and those who have fallen on hard times. They provide breakfast, a cooked lunch, sandwiches, cakes, hot drinks, advice and support, enrichment activities and a safe, warm space. They prove a friendly community for those who suffer social isolation due to homelessness, mental health problems and drug and alcohol dependency. Sanctus link with local organisations who offer drug and alcohol support and also help with practical support in helping the homeless get off the street and into council accommodation as well as writing a cv to find a job.


Support Sanctus us in becoming a self-sustainable charity who can help the homeless and vulnerable of Chelmsford for many years to come.

About the Project


As we are all aware, there are a lot of homeless and rough sleepers in and around Chelmsford. After learning about a project called RunVember, RunFit Essex, decided to help make a difference to the homeless people of Chelmsford by teaming up with RunVember and a local homeless charity, Sanctus, who runs a café for the homeless in the City of Chelmsford.





How will your box make a difference?


"Receiving a box would allow us to distribute essential items to those on the streets and those trying to get back on their feet. A backpack, a pair of clean socks, clean underwear or a deodorant is something that we take for granted but to many of our service users these things are a rare commodity and are massively appreciated by those in need.


Thank you! Sanctus "



We will soon be handing out boxes for you to fill with items as per below.

Collection points TBC very soon.


You can no longer sign up to this challenge, however you can still make a donation directly to Sanctus.







Here is a selection of items suitable to put in your box:


  • Socks
  • Roll on
  • Body spray
  • New underpants or knickers
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Rucksack
  • Shaving foam
  • Chocolate
  • Pot noodle or pasta sachets
  • Energy sweets
  • Dried pasta
  • Rice
  • Tins of beans or spagehettiJars of sauce for pasta etc
  • Jars of jam/marmite