Organisers of the Wanstead CARES (Community Appeal Rough sleepers Emergency Survival Kit) initiative have praised the community for their generous response.
“The kindness of this community never ceases to amaze. We were blown away by all the donations this month… Nearly 600 gifts for children and adults of vulnerable families, local charities including The Magpie Project, Frank Charles’ appeal, Hestia and many others. We also collected over four carloads of donations – which will enable The Corner House Project to support the homeless this winter – as well as nearly 50 crates of food for Redbridge Foodbank. We could not have achieved this without you, our fabulous community and all our lovely volunteers, who were amazing. Thank you!” said Suzi Harnett and Juliette Harvey.