Kind-hearted Welwyn Garden City staff collect for homeless

PUBLISHED: 13:07 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:07 15 November 2017

Digswell Community Gardening Project staff members Kelly Kingham, Jade Green and Donna Walker.
Picture: Digswell Community Gardening Project/Helen Malloy

Digswell Community Gardening Project staff members Kelly Kingham, Jade Green and Donna Walker. Picture: Digswell Community Gardening Project/Helen Malloy

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Staff at a Welwyn Garden City horticultural centre are doing their bit to help the homeless this winter.

A collection point has been set up at the Digswell Community Gardening Project (DCGP) base in Great North Road, WGC, for people to drop off donations.

Items such as toiletries, sanitary products, dried or non-perishable food (snack bars for example), hats, scarves, socks and underwear will be gratefully received.

Donated books will also be wrapped up by the staff and given out as Christmas presents.

Staff member Jade Green, 28, said: “We have set up a donation box on site.

“People can bring what they want and we will distribute it to a homeless charity in London.

“We’re running the collection through November and December.

“We’re requesting books as well because it is Christmas and everyone should have a Christmas present.”

It is not the first time Jade has sought to help others at this time of year.

She added: “Last year I informed all my friends and family that they wouldn’t be getting Christmas presents and instead I would be making up care packages for the homeless.”

DCGP is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm.

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