Lend a hand to homeless people in Huntingdon this Christmas
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A group of volunteers are appealing for items that they can hand out to homeless people in Huntingdon this Christmas.
Karen Dunn, Lorraine Skinner, and Louise Chapman will be setting up a stall in Huntingdon’s Market Square on Christmas Eve and handing out food, clothing and other useful items to people sleeping rough in the town.
Together with a band of volunteers, the ladies have so far collected a small quantity of goods, but are on the look out for more donations to help the homeless over Christmas and into the new year.
Mrs Dunn said: “We are short of a few bits, like clothes, that we can hand out but we are happy to receive absolutely any supplies, or food that isn’t perishable.
“We will also be making up a bag if items for people so that they can have something on Christmas Day as well.”
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Mrs Dunn said Tesco had agreed to donate items to the campaign, and other businesses had been approached for help.
She added: “There isn’t much in Huntingdon set up for homeless people on a permanent basis, so if this goes well and we get a good response, we may look to extend it into next year.”
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If you have items you would like to donate to the campaign, you can contact Mrs Dunn via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or search for Helping Huntingdon Homeless on Facebook.