The Belper team is collecting non-perishable food and new clothing between now and Christmas Eve for Doorway, a local charity that works to prevent homelessness among young people.

The Belper store is calling out to locals to get involved and donate tinned and jarred foods, dried pasta, rice, soups and biscuits, as well as new clothing such as hats, scarves and gloves, which can be purchased from £1 shops. 

Andy McBride, store director, said: ‘Doorway is an incredible charity that supports vulnerable, young people in housing crisis. Of all times, no-one wants to be homeless at Christmas and that’s why we want to support Doorway with food and clothing donations. Picking up just one extra tin in your weekly shop for the charity will make a huge difference and offer a lifeline to those less fortunate.’

Doorway works to reduce youth homelessness and minimise its impacts by ensuring that all young people have a decent place to live, a productive fulfilling purpose, satisfying relationships with others and good health to enjoy them. 

Anyone wanting to make a donation can take non-perishable food items and new clothing to Specsavers at 46 – 48 King Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1PL.

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