Christmas appeal to help Stevenage homeless charity spread a little joy

PUBLISHED: 08:30 21 November 2018

Stevenage Haven housing support worker Vicky Ward, Access Self Storage Stevenage's manager Ian Girvan and project manager Frankie Packard with some of the 200 toiletries collected in last year's appeal. Picture courtesy of Golden Goose PR.

Stevenage Haven housing support worker Vicky Ward, Access Self Storage Stevenage's manager Ian Girvan and project manager Frankie Packard with some of the 200 toiletries collected in last year's appeal. Picture courtesy of Golden Goose PR.

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A Christmas appeal to collect toiletries to give to people who are homeless is in full swing, but more donations are needed.

People are invited to drop off new toiletries to Access Self Storage Stevenage on Gunnels Wood Road, where they will be collected before being given to the homeless charity Stevenage Haven.

The charity operates two hostels - The Haven in Stevenage and The Sanctuary in Hitchin - as well as managing 11 move-on properties.

Director of Stevenage Haven, Barbara Howard, said: “These gifts really do help to put a smile on people’s faces. The Christmas period is a tough time for many people, not least the homeless, and support such as this is a powerful message that their community is thinking of them.”

Access Self Storage Stevenage manager, Ian Girvan, said: “Please pop in with new toiletries up until December 14, when we will be giving them to the charity.”

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