Volunteers provide comfort

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 January 2013

Phil Pike and Glenn Saunders serving the stew.

Phil Pike and Glenn Saunders serving the stew.

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HOMELESS charity Comfort and Warmth has been running a homeless shelter in Weston over the holidays.

The charity has been providing food and accommodation in the resort for the past 23 years over the festive period.

Volunteers work together to set up the Comfort At Christmas shelter at St Paul’s Church in Walliscote Road to ensure those less fortunate are kept warm and fed each year. Organisers say for the first year plenty of volunteers have come forward to help run the shelter but they would welcome even more help in the future.

Committee chairman Jon Codd said: “Comfort At Christmas is such a worthy cause and is very close to my heart.

“We are operating for the 23rd year running and this is the first year that we have had plenty of volunteers come forward to help staff the shelter over the five days, which is great news.

“We would also welcome donations of money if possible to help with our running costs, no matter how small.”

To volunteer or donate food, clothing, gifts or money in the future call Jon on 01934 813139 or 07766 448889.


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