Homeless charity enjoys successful first year

PUBLISHED: 12:58 08 November 2018

Shop manager Jackie Main and other volunteers inside the shop.

Shop manager Jackie Main and other volunteers inside the shop.

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A charity shop in the heart of Nailsea has enjoyed a successful first year of trading.

The Help Bristol’s Homeless shop, on the corner of High Street and Link Road, opened in December 2017 with a remit of helping homeless people in the city and North Somerset.

Volunteers’ efforts have seen the group purchase furnished cargo containers which provide temporary bedsits for people who would otherwise be on the streets.

The shop will host a party on November 14 to celebrate their efforts.

Volunteers Patricia Nixon said: “We are profoundly grateful for the support we have had from the people of Nailsea and the surrounding villages.

“The temporary homes we have set up is an essential step in helping people to get off the streets and improve their lives.”

The shop will be open from 9am-9pm during the town’s Christmas fair on November 30.

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