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Rucksack Event Returns to Support Homeless Over Winter

Published: 26th September 2017 14:40

 Joanne Vines with some of the donated rucksacks

An event which supports homeless people in Portsmouth is returning this November.

Once again, organisers of the Rucksack Project will be inviting the community of Portsmouth to fill a bag with essential items for people living on the streets over the winter months.

This is the fourth time that Joanne Vines and Sammy Barcroft have organised the event which will be taking place on the 11th November. This is the date that people can bring their donations to Portsmouth Football Club.

Joanne said, "The concept is simple: grab a rucksack and fill it with items that will benefit a homeless person, bring it to us on the day at PFC where there will be charities/churches and organisations waiting to meet you. They will take your donations ready to distribute to the homeless in our communities."

Joanne said that items which can be useful include a jumper, socks, hat, gloves, long life food, biscuit bars, wipes, lip balm and toiletries.

Joanne added, "Don't worry if you can't do a rucksack, just bring along something like tinned food, toiletries, a sleeping bag, coats, socks (3 pairs for £1 in Poundland) and if you have them, heavy duty boots."

Passionate about her cause, Joanne is running the project alongside the Bus project in which a donated bus is being converted to a homeless shelter.

She added, "Portsmouth always steps up and supports us and, most importantly, the donations make a massive difference."

For more information, follow the event page on Facebook.

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