Local charity New Hope, which operates a night shelter and support service for rough sleepers have received bags of winter clothing and food to hand out to those in need.
These were all kindly donated by local residents. However New Hope are still in need of socks and men’s boxer shorts.
Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and Deputy Mayor Peter Taylor recently visited the Haven Support Centre to meet with staff and find out more about the charity’s work.
Dorothy said: “New Hope are an outstanding local charity who work so hard to help people in such desperate need. I’m always so proud of the generosity and warmth shown to those in need by Watford residents, and this winter hundreds of items have been donated to New Hope which will all be put to good use. However they still need donations of socks and men’s boxer shorts. If you can buy an extra pair of socks or boxers when you go shopping and donate them to New Hope I know they would be incredibly grateful.”
New Hope said: “Winter is a difficult time for those sleeping rough, with temperatures often reaching below zero and little shelter to be found. The support shown by our mayor and the generosity of our loyal supporters helps make such a difference to the lives of many who are without warm clothes and a safe place to stay this Christmas. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do for those in greatest need.”
You can drop off donations for New Hope at the Haven Support Centre, 4 Whippendell Road, Watford, WD18 7LU.