A HOMELESS charity is asking for help from the community as part of their ‘final mission’ in a bid to raise funds for Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project who were evicted from their base last month.
The Rucksack Project, whose members provide sleeping bags, food and other essential items to those in need, have set up a just giving page for people to donate what they can, to allow BCDP to continue helping the homeless through the winter.
Organiser, Adrian Flute, told the Chronicle: “We’ve been running for ten years now, providing a handout of food, clothing, sleeping bags and more.
“Since the very beginning, we have partnered with local charities and projects who work tirelessly all year round to provide food, clothing and supplies, as well as support, advice and a listening ear, to those who are homeless and rough sleeping.
“The BCDP charity volunteers go out each night, whatever the weather, to support those who are most in need across Barnsley.
“We are hoping to raise £500 - every penny raised will help support those in Barnsley who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
“The funds will help cover the groups day-to-day running costs, whether that be bills or food supplies.”