The Cause - The Cyrenians

Opportunities and respectful support that enable people to turn their lives around...

The Cyrenians is an independent charity that has operated with continuous steady growth and success since 1968. They provide solutions to poverty and homelessness and work towards a Scotland that makes room for all. Their passion is to help people who've had severe problems, to help themselves improve their lives. They offer the kind of opportunities and respectful support that enable people to turn their lives around. They operate in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Falkirk with a variety of long-term services that benefit well over 1,300 people a year.  Outcomes include: better homes, progress to work, improved health, better coping skills, re-engagement with families & communities and conquering addiction. Although diverse, their services have common purposes - to enable people to overcome the problems that put them at further risk; and to help them become better able to manage as contributing members of our society.

Good Food in Tackling Homelessness

Good health and well being are essential steps in the path away from homelessness. The Edinburgh Cyrenians Good Food in Tackling Homelessness programme offers a refreshing approach to tackling ill health and poor nutrition. One aspect of this is the Fareshare project which provides over 15,000 fresh nutritious meals each week to people experiencing homelessness. FareShare collects surplus fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products from supermarkets and retailers which would otherwise end up in landfill. Over 7 tonnes of this fresh food is delivered each week to over 40 homelessness projects.

How The Cyrenians make a difference

Please visit the Cyrenians website for to find how the work they do makes a difference, find out about volunteering, find advice, or make a donation.

Perthshire Amber and The Cyrenians

All are hopeful that our efforts during the Perthshire Amber Festival can lead to good positive things in helping homeless and disadvantaged people to be given a hand up, to be better able to tackle issues in their lives and to get back to living productive and meaningful lives.

The past year had been difficult for all of us; but covid-19 has unfairly impacted some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Cyrenians have been at the forefront of trying to ease that pressure. They meet people where they are now and support them to where they want to be. However long that takes. Thanks to supporters like you, Cyrenians have been able to support over 13,000 people in the past year. Every penny raised will allow them to be there, helping even more people towards more positive futures.