The Winter Night Shelter MK help out the homeless for third year running

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Seven churches are taking part in this year’s Night Shelter scheme.

The scheme will see a different venue used each night across the city, such as Bletchley, Coffee Hall, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Woburn Sands, Wolverton and Wolverton Mill.

Councillor Brunning said: “I am a resident and Ward Councillor in Stony Stratford, I became involved with the Stony Stratford venue when I donated a number of blankets that I had stored from my mum’s house move to sheltered accommodation.

“I agreed with my family that this would be the most worthwhile local cause for us to support, The Community Church gratefully received the blankets and whilst there I asked if there was anything else they needed for their weekly open doors on a Thursday evening.”

She added: “They said teas and coffee would be appreciated. I worked out the would be 15 nights that the venue would be open, with 15 people booked in on each open evening that’s a lots of tea and biscuits, which the church try to fund themselves. I worked out the list, and prices, then approached the manager of Tesco Store Wolverton to see if I brought one item would match me for one then I could get all of the weeks covered. The manager asked for a list of the requirements and to my surprise and absolute delight he offered all if the list as the donation.”

A number of local residents have already showed an interest in supporting the Church by offering to cook meals and help with the washing.

Councillor Brunning has joined together with several other community leaders. They have so far donated food, underwear and toiletries.

If you are interested in donating to the scheme then please call 01908 563492.