Help for the homeless and recognition for volunteering

Lions Dan McDonald and Ronnie Vickers present a cheque to Corby Nightlight to cover monthly heating costs.  Pictured here are volunteers, Kath Coles, Miriam Pullinger, Beckie Setchfield and David Coles.
Lions Dan McDonald and Ronnie Vickers present a cheque to Corby Nightlight to cover monthly heating costs. Pictured here are volunteers, Kath Coles, Miriam Pullinger, Beckie Setchfield and David Coles.
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The Lions Club in Corby have made a presentation to an organisation that helps homeless people in the town.

The cheque for £250 was presented to Nightlight earlier this month and they plan to use it to help towards heating costs.

Nightlight is a winter night shelter project, initiated by Christians in Corby, as a response to the need for a safe, warm place, in Corby, for homeless people to go and sleep during the cold winter months.

The project is run by volunteers from local churches and the wider community, using The Epiphany church hall as the venue.

Guests are welcomed with hot drinks, soup and food and provided with bedding.

So far this winter 25 homeless people have used the shelter. A few of these have now been housed by the local council but more suitable housing is needed in Corby.

Nightlight is supported by Corby Churches Together, Northampton Borough Council ‘Gateway Support Team’ and St Jude’s Community Project, who provide overall management of the project.

Funding, which is mainly spent on heating the hall overnight, has mostly come from the local churches, one of which organised a table top sale where over £500 was raised. A sponsored sleep out is being planned for next month to raise awareness of the plight of homeless people and raise money for the project. Donations can be sent to St Jude’s Community Project, 5 St Judes Court,
Kettering, NN15 7JH, earmarked for Nightlight.