New contactless charity donations for Stevenage Haven to tackle rising homelessness
PUBLISHED: 13:54 06 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 January 2020
Contactless charity donation boxes are now available as part of an operation to prevent the rise of rough sleeping in Stevenage.
Stevenage Borough Council, working in partnership with The Haven, Stevenage Police and Rotary Club of Stevenage, has placed contactless charity donation boxes in a number of locations around the town.
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The initiative allows members of the public to use debit or credit cards to make a donation of £3 to the Stevenage Haven at The Haven in Ditchmore Lane, SBC's Daneshill House offices or Stevenage Police Station.
The new scheme is part of Operation URBAN, the police response to issues faced around homelessness and the partner agency problem solving approach to the issue.
Sgt Chris Adshead said: "Police have worked hard with the council and Haven to help those who find themselves homeless.
"This joint initiative will ensure that members of the public can make donations safe in the knowledge that their generosity will reach those most in need."