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A helping hand for the Salvation Army

A helping hand for the Salvation Army

Students and staff have been spreading Christmas cheer by donating vital supplies for homeless and vulnerable people across the Blackpool area.

The Salvation Army at Blackpool citadel are coordinating collections to distribute to individuals in need across the area over the festive period.

Staff and students from Blackpool Sixth have been donating dried food goods and essential toiletries throughout December.

Major Sandra Fisher from the Salvation Army: “We particularly help families at Christmas who are struggling with extra food parcels and help.

“We help homeless people and those who are vulnerable and give out food and toiletry packs, with the things that people need as they come to us with nothing and we give them the basics such as towels and soaps.

“Currently we have 15 homeless people staying with us and a further 60 people access our services on a regular basis.

“We provide a hot meal and washing facilities when they come and stay.”

The Salvation Army has also been helping Syrian refugees settle into the north west as well, donating nappies and supplies.