Homeless charity hosts Christmas fair

PUBLISHED: 07:58 05 December 2018

Help Bristol’s Homeless offers support for those living on the streets. Picture: Patricia Nixon

Help Bristol’s Homeless offers support for those living on the streets. Picture: Patricia Nixon

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A Nailsea charity shop sold Christmas goods to raise money to help homeless people over the festive period.

The Help Bristol’s Homeless shop, on the corner of High Street and Link Road, hosted its Christmas fair on Friday.

The shop opened a year ago to help homeless people in the city and North Somerset.

A final fundraising total has not been confirmed, but money will go towards the shop’s upkeep.

Volunteer Patricia Nixon said: “I would like to say a big thank you to all those who donated and bought tickets for the tombola and Christmas hamper.

“The response we had from the community on the night was excellent, people really want to help.

“Homelessness is a huge issue for the local area but through all our fundraisers during 2018 we have managed to buy cargo containers, which provide temporary bedsits for people and gets them off the streets.”

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