Runners show their support for projects helping the homeless in Corby

The sponsored run for Corby Nightlight
The sponsored run for Corby Nightlight

People of all ages donned a variety of outfits for a sponsored run to raise money to help the homeless in Corby.

Dennis Binks from The Candle of Light Christian Spiritual Church organised Sunday’s event to raise money for Corby Nightlight, a charity set up to prevent and relieve poverty among rough sleepers and other homeless adults in and around Corby by providing a night shelter and other support services.

While it is not yet known how much money was raised, Dennis said: “It was absolutely brilliant.

“The runners did really well and all the money raised will go to Nightlight.”

Dennis believes there could be up to 60 homeless people in the Corby area and the church group wants to do anything it can to help provide food, bedding and support for these people.

As part of this, the church group has been giving out items every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in recent months to help anyone who is homeless in the town.

They have also been providing access to a hot shower outdoors while operating from the Corby Volunteer Centre.

The group is always grateful for donations of items including sleeping bags, tents, tinned food and bottled water.

Items which they are currently short of include gas for camping stoves, women’s clothes in sizes four and six, men’s trousers with a 30in waist and back packs.

All donations can be taken to the Corby Volunteer Centre in Elizabeth Street on any weekday between 10am and 4pm.

Dennis said: “We are so grateful for all the donations we get, especially the coats and jumpers we have had.

“Thank you to everyone for their donations.”

For more information about the homeless project and how you can help, call Dennis on 07914 270842.

Anyone who took part in the run is asked to get their sponsorship money back to Dennis by December 20.