Homeless Hampers Leeds charity celebrate Christmas with street party

Homeless Hampers charity in Leeds celebrated Christmas with a huge street party in the city centre.

By Daniel Sheridan
Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 6:00 am
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Members of the charity decorated tables with piping hot food including rice pudding for the homeless in Leeds.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate was also on offer - with some happy recipients returning 'three of four times' for more.

Tina Suryavansi, who volunteers for the charity, said: "Each one of the guys went home with a Christmas shoe box and a selection box.

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We also played Christmas music to get in the Christmas spirit, and most of them continuously thanked us for making it an extra special night.

"We filled our trolleys with food that they could take away and clothes that they could help themselves to.

"Christmas is a special time of year and it should be spent with friends, families and loved ones.

"Some of these guys are really lonely but we hope we gave them the hope that someone cares about them.

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"The guys were full of hugs and kisses tonight and it seemed like a joyful outreach as everyone was in high spirits.

"We are just humbled that we could bring a bit of happiness to their lives for a few hours."

Tina thanked the public for contributing towards the food and drink and volunteering.