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Andrew Gwynne MP appeals for storage space for homeless charity
Monday 9th October 2017 @ 16:18 by Lee Wild
Denton & Audenshaw News

Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne is calling upon local residents and businesses with storage space to help a homeless foundation.

The Helping Hearts Homeless Foundation, who are based in Reddish, are desperately seeking extra storage after filling their existing space in preparation for winter.

The space must be somewhere secure, clean and free from damp, where the foundation will be able to store all donations and have access to at all times.

The Helping Hearts Homeless Foundation has been operating since 2013 and volunteers have worked tirelessly to distribute donations and supply food, warm clothing and sleeping bags to homeless people across Greater Manchester on a daily basis.

The foundations call for additional space comes at a time when homelessness in the region has risen at an increasingly rapid rate, with the city centre alone seeing 2,000 people sleeping on its streets every night.

Andrew Gwynne MP said: “The Helping Hearts team are selfless in their dedication to helping the homeless. As food bank usage and homeless levels increase nationwide at the rate we are seeing, the commitment levels of generous volunteers like Sareena is inspiring.

“We cannot let this effort go to waste. I’m calling for anybody who has suitable space, whether it is in their home or is unused commercial storage, to get in touch with the foundation.”

Sareena Ali, who runs the Helping Hearts Homeless Foundation echoed Mr Gwynne’s appeal, saying: “Currently my home is used as a base, it’s full to bursting. At this time of year we take in more donations than any other point – and with the winter months coming we can’t afford to not accept them as we are having to at the minute.

“We are in desperate need of somewhere that is secure, clean, dry and free from damp where we will be able to store donations and have access to at all times. Any help would be hugely appreciated.”