YBS socks ap­peal for home­less

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YORK­SHIRE Build­ing So­ci­ety col­leagues in South­port are ask­ing the com­mu­nity to do­nate new pairs of socks and other items to help sup­port home­less peo­ple.

The So­ci­ety is re­launch­ing its month­long Sock­to­ber ap­peal through­out Oc­to­ber due to the im­pact of the cam­paign last year.

The cam­paign is part of the So­ci­ety’s char­ity part­ner­ship with End Youth Home­less­ness (EYH) and to raise aware­ness of World Home­less Day to­mor­row (Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10).

Dona­tions of new pairs of socks, toi­letries and in­ter­view clothes plus other items such as woolly hats, gloves, scarves, can be made at the South­port branch, on Lon­don Street.

The branch is also rais­ing money for EYH and is ask­ing the pub­lic to sup­port Sock­to­ber by mak­ing a do­na­tion to the cam­paign and post­ing a picture of them­selves on­line with their favourite socks to­mor­row with the hash­tag #sock­to­ber.

An es­ti­mated 86,000 young peo­ple in the UK are home­less and, ac­cord­ing to lat­est fig­ures, 52 young peo­ple in Sefton re­ceived some home­less­ness sup­port from their lo­cal author­ity in 2016/17.

Gra­ham Stuk­ley, man­ager of the South­port branch of York­shire Build­ing So­ci­ety, said: “This is our sec­ond Sock­to­ber cam­paign and we are hop­ing to make it as sock-cess­ful as last year.

“This year as well as dona­tions of socks, we are also ask­ing for toi­letries, in­ter­view clothes, woolly hats, gloves and scarves and every sin­gle item will go to a home­less per­son.

“We’re re­ally proud of our part­ner­ship with End Youth Home­less­ness and pro­vid­ing help for young peo­ple in need.”

Dona­tions can be made at www.just­giv­ing.com/sock­to­ber18 or by sim­ply tex­ting SOCT70 fol­lowed by the amount you would like to do­nate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. www.spotleukaemia.org. uk

The Merseyside and West Lanc­sMyeloma sup­port group meets on the first Tues­day of every month at 2pm in the Par­ent­ing 2000 on Morn­ing­ton Road, South­port, PR9 0TS.

York­shire Build­ing So­ci­ety col­leagues James Payn­ter, Michelle Wright, Ki­ran Amin, Jackie Jenkins and Adam Wa­ter­fall launch Sock­to­ber cam­paign

THE Stem­cellscousers re­cently held a fundrais­ing and aware­ness of Blood Cancer event at the Aldi su­per­mar­ket in Park Lane, Nether­ton which raised £974 for the An­thony Nolan Stem Cell Donor Reg­is­ter.This will en­able An­thony Nolan to re­cruit 25 new po­ten­tial stem cell Donors into their Hero’s Pro­ject.Every year about 2,000 UK pa­tients with blood cancer need a stem cell trans­plant as a last re­sort treat­ment to sur­vive.Sadly only about half find that life­sav­ing donor.Dr Amit Pa­tel, di­rec­tor of the Royal Liver­pool Hos­pi­tals Clat­ter­bridge Cancer Cen­tre StemCell Trans­plant Unit, said: “In 2017 we car­ried out 110 stem cell trans­plants, up from 102 in 2016, which in­cludes ones us­ing the pa­tients own stem cells.”The Stem­cellscousers were also helped by the Myeloma UK’s Merseyside and West Lancs sup­portThe Stemcell Scousers team rais­ing aware­ness and funds at Aldi, Nether­ton group lead by David Simis­ter and en­gaged with over 400 mem­bers of the pub­lic giv­ing out in­for­ma­tion packs high­light­ing the early warn­ing signs of blood cancer.More in­for­ma­tion on the early signs of blood cancer can be found at

York­shire Build­ing So­ci­ety col­leagues Ki­ran Amin, Jackie Jenkins and Michelle Wright launch Sock­to­ber cam­paign in part­ner­ship with End Youth Home­less­ness.

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