Children at ABC Day Nursery in Hyde have been supporting the local homeless charity ‘Wellspring’ over the last few weeks, ready for the cold winter weather.
The Wellspring provides referrals into housing; supporting over 1500 rough sleepers with help to get them off the streets and into accommodation. They engage with people who are at risk of becoming homeless, therefore preventing homelessness from happening.
The Wellspring provides educational courses, computer courses, art classes, other activities such as football, walking groups and gardening courses.
Manager Amy Booth says “We want to make sure the homeless people of Manchester know that they will be remembered at Christmas time, so we are collecting donations to make up gift boxes, so that they too can have a present to open at this festive season.”
Things that can be included are socks, deodorant, body wash, food treats, gloves, scarves, hats, tooth-brushes, tooth paste, hair brushes and small gifts such as books.
The nursery is also joining in with the Morrison’s Drawstring Bag Appeal collecting similar items to fill the bags which will offer those who face homelessness some small comfort at what is often a difficult time of year.
If anyone would like to donate items please drop them off at ABC Day Nursery on the Onward Street site in Hyde.