Biscot Faith Partnership community workers Melissa and Mary have partnered with UpRising’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Board in Luton, to provide backpacks full of essentials and food to local people who are sleeping rough this winter.
Last year Luton was one of the top ten places with high numbers of people sleeping rough in England, with 53 known rough sleepers. It is difficult to record an accurate number of rough sleepers as many hide away to protect themselves, which is especially true for women.
They are fundraising and collecting items now and will distribute backpacks throughout December. Just £30 will provide 1 backpack! You can give any amount online here.
Do you have any of the following items to give?
- backpacks, umbrellas
- scarves, hats, gloves
- new socks, emergency blankets, rain ponchos
- sanitiser, wipes, sanitary products
- cereal bars, water etc