After deciding they wanted to support a charity this Christmas, the residents of Parvale in Kettering chose Amicus Trust, hoping to raise enough donations to give to the homeless adults supported in Wellingborough a more special Christmas.

 So the residents of Parvale set about requesting donations,  and the response was amazing , with enough food and treats  to donate to not only to Wellingborough but also other Amicus Trust projects in Northamptonshire. With 25 enourmous boxes packed with donations , delivered to the residents of Amicus Trust for Christmas 2020.


Parvale House is based in Kettering, Northamptonshire and it provides a specialist residential service for adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). The residents were involved in the arranging the donations and also putting together the boxes to be delivered to Amicus Trust, even helping with the deliveries!

Stace, Team Co-Ordinator at Parvale explained why it was so important to the residents at Parvale “The ladies here wanted to help as they wanted people who do not have much to be able to have some treats at Christmas , just like everyone else”

Amicus Trust has been supporting the homeless community since its origins as a soup kitchen in 1974, it has grown to now provide 400 rooms in approximately 80 houses in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicester and Cambridgeshire.

During the pandemic, Amicus Trust supported almost 700 individuals (200 moving on to their own home even during the pandemic). In addition to homelessness and mental health issues, Amicus clients face multiple challenges including discrimination, poor physical health, reduced opportunities, long term unemployment, family breakdown, abuse and experience of violence and trauma.


“The support from Parvale House made a real difference to the Christmas of our service users in Northamptonshire, especially after the challenges of 2020 has provided” Janet Prince, CEO of Amicus Trust commented “an act of kindness like this can make such a difference, thank you Parvale.”