Clothes appeal for homeless

Library filer dated 14/01/2000 of a man sleeping in a bus shelter. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Issue date: Friday December 22, 2006. The charity Crisis today called for the Government to put �100 million a year towards learning opportunities in a bid to end homelessness. Crisis wants the money invested over the next three years so that homeless people can acquire the skills to lead independent lives. See PA story SOCIAL Homeless. Photo credit should read: Michael Walter/PA Wire
Library filer dated 14/01/2000 of a man sleeping in a bus shelter. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Issue date: Friday December 22, 2006. The charity Crisis today called for the Government to put �100 million a year towards learning opportunities in a bid to end homelessness. Crisis wants the money invested over the next three years so that homeless people can acquire the skills to lead independent lives. See PA story SOCIAL Homeless. Photo credit should read: Michael Walter/PA Wire

Donations of warm clothing are needed to keep homeless men and women warm this winter

A BHT service, the Eastbourne Housing Access Project, and the Salvation Army are working together to collect donations of warm clothing, sleeping bags and camping accessories for homeless men and women in Eastbourne.

The Eastbourne Housing Access Project has written to local stores in the Eastbourne area, but would appreciate support from the public too.

Veronica Tomlin, accommodation officer at Eastbourne Housing Access Project said, “Your support would be extremely appreciated.

“Research by the charity Crisis shows that the average age of a homeless man is 47 years, and 43 for a woman.

“Whilst homelessness is difficult at any time of the year, winter is a particularly hard time.”

Items will be packaged into parcels and distributed to people throughout December at the Salvation Army premises including the Citadel and the Rebourne Centre.

The Salvation Army helps people across the country in a range of different ways at Christmas time.

From visiting lonely people in their homes to holding Christmas lunches for people who would otherwise be spending a miserable Christmas alone.

The charity also delivers hot food, sleeping bags and small Christmas gifts to the homeless and delivers Christmas gifts and boxes to disadvantaged families.

Anyone who can help with donating warm clothes for those living on the streets is asked to call Veronica Tomlin at the Housing Access Project on 01323 642615.

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