Argh, it’s the first Saturday in December! time for a mad dash round the shops, overheating in the queue and freezing outside, longing to get home and put the kettle on.

Spare a thought today for one who can’t go home for a cuppa in the warm. Being homeless at any time is no fun, but when the frosts have started and the nights are long and bitter, it can be deadly.

While you’re rushing around doing your shopping, consider adding a hat, scarf, gloves and thermal socks to your list, to donate to your local homeless shelter. They are expecting their busiest Christmas yet. For around a fiver from the pound shop, you could save a life.

You can find details of your local homeless shelter here or here.



Image by Debra Torrance 

Written by Victoria Pearson 

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