Hope charity in Worksop receives double donations

Knitters from the university of the third age with their donations to Hope charity
Knitters from the university of the third age with their donations to Hope charity

A charity that helps the homeless and vulnerable in Worksop has received essentials of warm clothes along with food, bedding and plates this Christmas

Hope is a charitable organisation that supports individuals in crisis. It operates Nottinghamshire’s only 24/7 directly accessible hostel, where someone can knock on their door and get a bed for the night.

Alan Diggles receiveing a donation from Wilko in Worksop

Alan Diggles receiveing a donation from Wilko in Worksop

The University of Third Age crafts club in Retford donated a year’s worth of knitting to Hope. Hand knitted items such as; hats, scarves, gloves and blankets were received the Emergency Accommodation Hostel.

Yvonne Roberts from the Retford U3A Crafts Club said: “We all feel really blessed to have what we have. Therefore we wanted to give back, to those who are homeless and less fortunate than ourselves.”

Wilko in Worksop also made a donation following an in-store collection and items such as plates, cutlery, bedding and tinned/packeted foods were donated.

Hope’s CEO Alan Diggles said: “At this time of year, times are very hard. Especially for those who we support, who have nothing to eat and nothing but the clothes on their backs. We’re extremely grateful to everyone at Wilkinson’s for this gracious donation for our hostel this winter”.

To donate to HOPE items can be dropped off at 17 Queen Street, Worksop S80 2AN or call 01909 531294 ext.20.