Matt is coming up to his one year anniversary as an SFTS volunteer. He read about us last Xmas and just fancied doing something to help. He was amazed to find a charity that was almost completely run by volunteers and felt his contribution would make more sense and impact. The more he found out about the shelter, the more impressed he was with its transparency; all the donations were going directly into supporting the guests.
Matt feels that homelessness is misunderstood and people have quite wrong perceptions about the homeless: often they’re no different from you or me but have just suffered a bit of bad luck which then becomes a downward spiral of despair.
He really looks forward to his Tuesday shift, his day job is in the world of expensive UK property and volunteering not only puts his work into perspective, it puts everything into perspective and gives him a window into what’s important in life.
Oh, and he likes the fact that we call them guests, he thinks that sums SFTS up.