Volunteers at shelter for homeless thanked

Mayor of Eastbourne Janet Coles, the night shelter's David Barratt and MP Caroline Ansell SUS-160316-142011001
Mayor of Eastbourne Janet Coles, the night shelter's David Barratt and MP Caroline Ansell SUS-160316-142011001
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MP Caroline Ansell has said thank you to volunteers who have run Eastbourne’s night shelter over the winter months.

The shelter finished on the morning of March 1 and, to mark the occasion, there was a thank you celebration of tea and cakes at Holy Trinity Church Hall.

The night shelter is run by the Kingdom Way Trust and is provided by several Eastbourne churches working together from December until the end of February to offer supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be sleeping rough.

Around 300 volunteers work on the project, which involves 30 local churches.

“The night shelter offers a tremendously important service helping those who are homeless and vulnerable over the cold winter months,” said Mrs Ansell.

“It would not happen if it wasn’t for the churches and the legions of volunteers who are prepared to give up their time - often over Christmas – to help people get a warm meal and bed for the night.

“The message from me was simple: ‘thank you to everyone for the important service you give to the community.”

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