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Chesterfield's night shelter to return for a second year in a bid to help the homeless

They'll be based at local churches across our area.

For the second year running, Chesterfield will have a night shelter open to help homeless people in the town over winter.

It's been set up by Derby City Mission in conjunction with local councils, but volunteers say they're appealing for donations.

Project co-ordinator Andrea Beardmore told us what they need;

"Coffee, teabags and sugar are required. Obviously we go through massive amounts, so it would be great if we could get any kind of donations there.

"Also, new ladies and gentleman's underwear, socks, warm hats and gloves are massively needed."

Phil Morton, who's another key figure behind the initiative at Derby City Mission, praised the efforts of everybody involved;

"We just recognise that the shelter can't happen without the good will of people. Some people give cash, some people give donations, and others give their time.

"Without that, this wouldn't be a reality."

You can find out more about the project on the Facebook page below;

 

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