In light of the developing events and increasing evidence on Covid-19, and following Government advice, St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity has now closed its office in Trafalgar Square.
Effective from Tuesday 17th March, our team is working remotely. We continue to work hard to ensure our services remain as functional as possible during this time. We are continuing to develop and implement new ways of working to ensure our team, our Trustees, our partners and the people we support remain safe.
We are now holding all meetings on-line and continue working to establish systems that allow our staff to manage their workload and personal lives effectively and safely during the outbreak.
The Team at St Martin-in-the-Fields understands this is a difficult and trying time for all of us. We continue to receive outstanding, kind and generous shows of support from our donors.
As the team are now working from home, processing cheque donations has become increasingly difficult. If you sent us a donation in the last two weeks in the form of a cheque, and you are wondering why it has not been cashed yet, we want to assure you that it is being kept safely in our premises. However, we will take some time to take it to the bank, as we need to ensure that the health and safety of our staff is safeguarded.
In the meantime, we would greatly appreciate it if our donors could direct their donations to our online channels. You can find a donate button in this website, which will take you to our secure online donation portal. Alternatively, you can click here to donate. We apologise for any inconvenience and ask for your patience during this time.
We want to ensure that our activities run as normal. It is a difficult time, as many of the people that turn to us for support are at a greater risk of falling ill during the outbreak. Many have underlying health conditions, and no place to self-isolate or access to stable environments in which to take care of themselves. You can find out the latest information on what we are doing to continue supporting them here.
We always appreciate your donations enormously, as every single one of you helps us keep going day after day, helping thousands of people across the country. In these difficult times, we appreciate your donations even more. As always, a big and heartfelt thank you from all the team.
We will keep you updated of all future developments in all our communications channels. For the most up-to-date information, make sure you follow us on Twitter: @SMITFCharity and @SMITF_Frontline.
Thank you again for your patience, generosity and ongoing support.
With best wishes,
The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity Team.