Cakes, clothes and haircuts for the homeless at Leeds charity

Homeless people at a Leeds charity have been given a helping hand by a team of volunteers from the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 4:32 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 4:36 pm
The Spring clean event at St George's Crypt. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Donations of clothing and footwear were taken to St George’s Crypt for those using the charity’s emergency accommodation.

A supply of cakes were shared out too, thanks to donations by Greggs bakery, York Cocoa House and independent Morley-based cake makers Board To Tiers.

The charitable intervention was supported too by Chris Wallbank Hairdressing. The Guiseley-based barbers dispatched one of their senior stylists to the Crypt to give users a trim.

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Media sales agent Adele Little was one of the YEP staff who volunteered to help out following on from the team’s support for a Christmas meal put on by the charity.

Ms Little said: “We just wanted to follow up with something after our Christmas meal so thought we could do a ‘Spring clean’ with haircuts and new clothes and shoes. It was a great day.”

The award-winning St George’s Crypt is located off Great George Street in the heart of the city centre. It provides emergency accommodation to almost 2,000 people every year - some of whom have been evicted from their homes and others who have spent years living on the streets - plus three meals a day, showers and clothing.