Helping the homless in Milton Keynes

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A maintenance firm have fixed up a treat for the homeless in Milton Keynes.

Staff from Willmott Dixon are joining MK Soup Run on a monthly basis as it continues its work to distribute soup, tea, coffee and sandwiches to the city’s homeless.

And the firm is also collecting winter weather clothing which will be given out regularly.

The MK Soup run operates 365 days a year, making nighlty deliveries to more than 70 people at stops outside Argos on Grafton Gate, Iceland in the food centre, and the JobCentre Plus on Midsummer Boulevard.

It was set up over seven years ago by husband and wife team Chrissie and Mike Baldwin. It is run on a volunteer basis, and any surplus is donated to the YMCA at the end of each night.

Willmott Dixon’s customer and community partner for the Home Group contract, Kelly Smedley said: “We are too aware of the struggles that homeless people are facing. MK Soup Run is doing a fantastic job and we want to play our part in helping them to reach as many of Milton Keynes’ homeless people as possible.

“As well as helping to distribute food and drink, our staff across the area are collecting clothing including scarves, clothes, hats and coats which will be given out. If we can make even the smallest amount of difference to people’s lives, it will have a positive impact.”