Prior to Christmas a festively clad group from NHA gathered at Hampstead station to collect donations in support of the homeless charity Crisis.
Since 1972 Crisis at Christmas has been offering food, warmth, companionship and services to homeless people in London over the Christmas period. The project is run almost entirely by around 10,500 volunteers, making it the largest volunteer-led event in the UK. All buildings used as Crisis at Christmas Centres are temporarily donated.
Services offered to homeless people at Christmas include healthcare, opticians, podiatry, dentistry, natural healing and hairdressing.
They also offer year-round education, employment, housing and well-being services from their Crisis Skylight Centres in London, Newcastle, Oxford, Edinburgh and Merseyside, and are the UK national charity for homeless people.