Charity collecting goods for Afghan refugees as kind-hearted Leeds residents donate in droves

A Leeds based charity has joined the effort to help Afghan refugees in Leeds after collecting donations from kind-hearted residents.

Saturday, 28th August 2021, 11:45 am

Vulnerable Citizen Support C.I.C - fronted by Hayden Lee - aims to help the most destitute people in society.

They provide food parcels to struggling individuals and families and assist in finding accommodation for anybody who needs it.

Their slogan is "Homeless Not Helpless".

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Vulnerable Citizen Support C.I.C - fronted by Hayden Lee - aims to help the most destitute people in society.

In a a new initiative, the charity has started collecting donations for new mothers who have fled Afghanistan.

Speaking to the YEP, Hayden Lee said: "Our point in helping these guys is that they have just faced problems like death at first hand, lost family members, close friends & animals and with that in mind we need to ensure that they are welcoming and staying here is better than where they came from.

"Right now I'm proud as an organisation to be able to fulfil tummies and dreams to families in need by collecting and donating what we get to ensure they have a bright future."

Hayden and members of the charity travelled to Manchester to donate the items alongside John Shaw - who helps the homeless in the area.

Vulnerable Citizen Support C.I.C - fronted by Hayden Lee - aims to help the most destitute people in society.

The group also visited FC United football club - returning to Leeds with a full van of food parcels.

Hayden added: "We will take anything that can be used again, plus some clothes up to the age of five or six."

Anyone who wants to donate can message Hayden or head to the VCS Welfare Centre on Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2ND.