02:11PM, Monday 21 December 2015
Cadets from Thames Valley Police have put together 16 parcels to help homeless people in Windsor during the festive period.
Organised by team leader Naomi Edwards, the cadets sourced and filled the boxes with items including toiletries, woolly hats, gloves and thick woollen socks.
The parcels were handed over to Jane Deakin of the Windsor Homeless Project at the Windsor Baptist Church, who then gave them out at a Christmas lunch at St Stephens Church on Saturday.
Since 2009 the Homeless Project has been offering support to homeless people in Windsor and to date has helped to house more than sixteen people.
The project runs from Windsor Baptist Church on Mondays and Wednesdays and St Stephens Church on Saturdays. It provides support to those sleeping rough as well as individuals at risk of homelessness, offering food, clothing, bedding and shower facilities.
It also helps link homeless people with other agencies that can offer them assistance and provides ongoing support to those who have been housed.
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