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Homeless charity Redditch Nightstop is busy raising funds over the Xmas period

Harry Leach 20th Dec, 2020

A BRACE of fund-raising drives have been organised to help Redditch Nightstop over the festive period.

The charity, based in Britten Street near the town centre, works to help local young people from becoming homeless.

Now it has launched an online raffle with more than 20 great prizes on offer.

Tickets are £3 from the Redditch Nightstop Facebook page and the draw is on December 21.

Meanwhile Nightstop supporter Sian Battle-Welch has helped organise a children’s non contact socially distanced rugby match at Redditch Rugby Club.

“She is charging a entry fee where all proceeds will go to Redditch Nightstop,” said the charity’s Sharon Holtom.

“She has also collected leaflets and banners to raise awareness around what our charity does which she will be promoting on the day.”

The match is this Sunday, December 20 at 10.30am and all funds raised will go to the charity.

Meanwhile the charity has been boosted by the efforts of local resident Katherine Pryor, who, thanks to the initiative of her seven-year-old daughter Mia, helped organise a collection for Nightstop.

“The idea came from Mia’s homework – to consider her Christian values and see how she could apply them,” said Katherine.

“So under the banner of compassion, generosity, friendship and respect Mia wanted to help those less fortunate than herself.”

Sharon added: “They delivered 25 Christmas bags containing flannels, toiletries, selection boxes, Christmas biscuits, sweets, mince pies, and lots of other goodies which we delivered these out to our young people on Tuesday.

“They really appreciated their gift bags and said to say thank you to everyone that has donated to Redditch Nightstop.”

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