Stoke Newington homeless centre gets cash boost from college

Hackney Community College donates money otherwise spent on corporate Christmas cards

A Stoke Newington charity will be able to offer homeless people new warm bedding thanks to a donation from Hackney Community College.

North London Action for the Homeless (NLAH) received �500 from the Shoreditch-based college, after staff collected money otherwise spent on corporate Christmas cards.

It will go towards some much-needed new sleeping bags and blankets for visitors to the NLAH drop-in centre, based at St Paul’s Church hall in Stoke Newington Road.

The charity feeds between 40 and 90 people twice a week and provides clothing, advice and literacy classes.

Manager Mike Tomes said: “Kind donations like this is what keeps us up and running to continue the support we give to the people in the community.”

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