Volunteer appeals for sleeping bags for homeless

Rebecca Hancock with the sleeping bags which have been donated for the homeless.

Rebecca Hancock with the sleeping bags which have been donated for the homeless.

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A kind-hearted volunteer is almost a third of the way to her target of collecting 150 sleeping bags for the homeless.

Rebecca Hancock helps out at Church on the Bus which provides food, clothing and bedding for those with nowhere to live.

She launched her plea in June after three people turned up to the bus looking for sleeping bags but only two were available.

Rebecca, a director of Giraffe Graphics, has so far collected 41 sleeping bags. She said: “We have had the most amazing response from friends, family and total strangers. Local businesses have even gone out and bought brand new sleeping bags for us to donate. It is heartwarming to know that so many people care.”

Sleeping bags can be dropped off at St Thomas’s Church, Brampton, Chesterfield, marked for Church on a Bus.