I remember my first visit to chess after finding out I was to be made homeless last year. Chess were the only name recommended to me locally by the council, charities and churches as being the people that could help me.

All the staff were very welcoming and understanding and helped me with getting a roof over my head. Chess made all the right telephone calls and form filling to enable me to feel safe and move forward with my life. Without chess and their caring staff I wouldn’t have anywhere else to turn.

I now have a warm, safe room which is only down to chess. I have met friends that believed in me as a person that I can trust now and in the future.

God bless my new friends at Chess for changing my life. I am now full of joy that my life is back on track.