'˜Give these vouchers instead of money to Leeds homeless'

A new voucher scheme has been launched by the Lord Mayor to help support street beggars in the city.

Monday, 15th January 2018, 5:23 pm
Updated Monday, 15th January 2018, 5:25 pm
Launch of Voucher Scheme for the Homeless, St Georges Crypt, Leeds, Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Jane Dowson pictured with CEO Chris Fields..15th January 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

The ‘Give Me Some Credit’ scheme by St George’s Crypt allows members of the public to buy books of five vouchers for £5 to hand out to those in need instead of giving money.

The money raised funds free services at the crypt.

Project manager Andrew Ormond said: “We all feel guilty when we pass someone sitting on the street.

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“The vouchers signpost to our services so the public can give with confidence.”

Lord Mayor, Coun Jane Dowson, praised the vouchers, calling them “a lifeline.”

The voucher books are available at libraries, the Civic Hall and the Crypt’s cafes, shops and main centre.

Visit www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk