A BIG THANK YOU to everybody who supported this years Socks and Chocs for the Homeless appeal.
‘Socks and Chocs for the Homeless‘ is an initiative started by Ian Northcott, and supported by his work colleagues, to provide homeless people in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton with a few basic home comforts at Christmas.
The total donations made to the homeless this year are:
1488 pairs of socks
886* boxes of Chocs
270 hats/gloves etc
60 sleeping bags
*the Chocs this year were counted per big bag/box/multi packs and not individual bars like last year.
The last word from Ian: “I think this is a fabulous result in the current climate and you should all be proud of yourselves. I will bother you all again next September for Socks and Chocs 2013. Thanks again and have a lovely day”
Remember, you can continue to donate to this worthy cause in readiness for next Christmas.
If you feel like donating a pair of socks to our cause, Coventry Cyrenians can take delivery direct to their HQ.
Please make sure you write Socks and Chocs 2013 clearly on the package.
Coventry Cyrenians (Socks & Chocs)
Or if you are Wolverhampton based
Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen
Again, thank you to you all and have a happy new year!
Read the original article here: Socks and Chocs for the Homeless 2012
Photos courtesy of Lesley Byrne