Brenda Started Hope Restored back in 2010 after realising that there was a desperate need for action in the Llandudno area to help the homeless and needy within the community.
Back In those early days it was known as 'Sandwich Seekers' and Brenda soon realised that the multitude of homeless and needy needed something more than a cold snack. One day a visitor asked "why it was called 'Sandwich Seekers' when you arrive with nothing, but leave with hope!" And Hope Restored was born. Brenda began asking for donations, food, clothing, bedding and funds to help make a greater impact on the growing need for her help.
Brenda could often be found late at night, driving around the area distributing food and blankets to the homeless community and when asked why she did it, her reply was,
"I know what it is like to be homeless, hungry and in need of help. That was me many years ago!"
Hope Restored has gone from strength to strength, staffed by a dedicated crew of volunteers, many whom had seeked out Brenda for help when they found themselves homeless and in need, and now happy to devote some of their time to Hope Restored as a way of saying thank you.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and the general public, Hope Restored is able to offer a much wider range of help to the homeless and needy within our community, help we know is greatly needed and greatly appreciated.
From the humble start of providing sandwiches to a small group, Hope Restored now provides hot meals, twice a week, to anywhere from 20 to 30 hungry mouths, and sadly, the numbers are increasing all the time.
With your continued support we will continue to provide this lifeline to whomever asks for it!