Easter Eggs for the Homeless

St Mary’s Old Boys RFC have come up trumps again for the SLS Easter campaign by collecting over 100 Easter eggs. Youth players got involved, along with SMOB Ladies and Hornets Ladies who played each other recently, to help support the 160 homeless expected to turn up on Easter Saturday for a meal and clothing. Street Life have relationships with the Crisis Centre and Julian Trust so additional chocolate eggs will also be shared with them as well as going to hostels housing vulnerable women and their children.

Richard Townsend visited the players and was delighted with the collection presented by a few of the under 10s. On leaving the clubhouse with 5 bags full he said “The response from St Mary’s was amazing; you should be rightly proud of such a kind hearted, supportive and generous community that is your club”. 

Street Life set up in a car park each Saturday night with a team of volunteers to serve hot food, sandwiches and drinks before their walkabout – where food donations and sleeping bags, toiletries and blankets are handed out to those sleeping on the streets. Lots of individuals have become homeless through job losses, bereavements, marriage break ups or moving away from abusive relationships. Currently M&S are supplying excess food and staff are assisting with the serving of food in April. Sainsbury have also helped out as have Southern Brook Community Partnership.

For more information on how you can donate, support or get involved with Street Life, contact Richard Townsend on 01454 837990 or email [email protected]

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