Labour students help Leicester homeless at Christmas


by Alex Murray

Students at De Montfort University are to begin a drive to help the homeless in Leicester this Christmas.

The Labour Students Society are asking De Montfort students and members of the public to donate any spare items that will assist the homeless in this tough period.

With temperatures dropping and Christmas approaching, many on the streets will have a tough time over the festive period.

Jack Loveys, pictured right, said: “The Labour Society are aiming to help as many people as they can this Christmas with this appeal, with any donation being a massive help to Leicester’s homeless.”

In 2015, government statistics revealed that 3,569 people slept rough on any one night across England. This gets worse over the Christmas period, as money becomes tight for many people.

The society is looking for any non-perishable food items, with Christmas treats and Christmas dinner ingredients also helping. They are are also after any clothes, toiletries and gifts that anyone could spare for Leicester’s homeless.

Anyone willing to donate can bring their items to the final Labour meeting on Monday December 12. Alternatively, items can be dropped off at the Hawthorn Building Help Zone before Tuesday, December 13.

Jack also added “Any donation will help the cause massively, so please give what you can!”

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