Sleeping bags for homeless
COUNCILLORS in a Widnes neighbourhood have backed a campaign urging people to donating a sleeping bag to the appeal being driven by a teenager.
Ormiston Chadwick Academy student Aidan Jackson, 15, was recently awarded a British Citizen Youth Award at the Palace Of Westminster.
Aidan set up the Teddy Bear Challenge in memory to his friend Olivia Alice who died in 2015.
He has raised thousands of pounds for the Olivia Alice Foundation, a charity established in her name.
His latest charity appeal is for sleeping bags for the homeless which he intends to distribute on the streets of Liverpool.
Cllrs Phil Harris, Paul Nolan and Kevan Wainwright of the Hough Green ward dropped off their donated bags this week at one of the homeless appeal’s collection points, Hankins Sweet Stall, in Widnes Market.
Cllr Harris said: “There is still time for people to donate a sleeping bag and drop it off at one of the collection points.
“No-one should be homeless and living on the streets, but sadly many are and a warm sleeping bag can help those sleeping rough.
“Aidan is doing a great job helping others despite facing challenges of his own and he deserves support.”
The appeal closed this ● weekend on Saturday, November 4, and there are collection points in both Widnes and Runcorn which will accept any donated sleeping bags.
Collection points in Widnes are Hankins Sweet Stall at Widnes Market and Nightstop Communities Northwest on Albert Road.
In Runcorn the collection point is HomeSmart Lettings on High Street.
Cllrs Phil Harris, Paul Nolan and Kevan Wainwright dropped off their donated sleeping bags this week at one of the homeless appeal’s collection points, Hankins Sweet Stall in Widnes
Debbie Hankins, centre