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Donations of new underwear wanted for Help Our Homeless campagin in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 21:08 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 22:22 21 December 2017

Members of the Help Our Homeless team donate rucksacks to Cavendish Lodge. Picture: HELP OUR HOMELESS

Members of the Help Our Homeless team donate rucksacks to Cavendish Lodge. Picture: HELP OUR HOMELESS


Ipswich charities are appealing for donations of new socks and underwear to donate to the town’s homeless.

Help Our Homeless has been working with other agencies to fill rucksacks with toiletries, hats, gloves and other essentials.

It has partnered with the Emmaus Suffolk Sox Appeal to include donations of socks and underwear to the rucksacks, which is said to be the least donated clothing yet the most needed. “Clean, dry underwear can make a huge difference to people’s physical and mental wellbeing,” said a campaign spokesman.

Rucksacks have been presented to Cavendish Lodge, which provides emergency accommodation to homeless people, and the Ipwich Winter Night Shelter, where they are reported to have been welcomed by service users.

Help Our Homeless has around 40 collection points in Ipswich.

Look for its logos or visit the Help Our Homeless website to donate.

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