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Homeless man, literally homeless

Our agents told us of a man who had been attending a Christmas Crisis centre for meals and stayed for both nights that the accommodation was provided.  He has been sleeping rough, in his sleeping bag with no shelter at all.  A friend had offered him the chance to share his tent, but it was filled with this friend's belongings, and our agent could forsee this could cause problems.  We agreed a sum of £70 to be put towards purchasing him a double skinned two man tent, which one was found for £50 in the sales, and the remaining £20 being put towards purchasing some essential items for him.  Hopefully having the tent will mean he can stay dry, even if staying warm is more difficult, especially given how cold it has been just lately.  In the long term, hopefully he will be able to secure permanent indoor accommodation.

Our agent got back in touch to let us know this

"He was so happy and the tent is epic

When he told me his story, and I said "there maybe a solution to this....leave it with me"  He didn't think I was telling the truth xx

He's so utterly happy and when I gave him the tent went all silly on me x He just couldn't cope as didn't believe x

He's off shopping today for supplies with the remainder £20 and for a man that didn't smile before he is now xx

Thank you so much "

Thank you to everyone that has donated this year to The Biscuit Fund, without your help, none of this would be possible.

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Christmas hampers for the homeless

Our agent that provides some Christmas Cheer for the homeless each year in the area she lives, this year decided that not only would they put on the Christmas Dinner which is always very welcome, but she would with help put together some small hampers of goodies.  This would mean each person would receive a small hamper of nice goodies to take away with them.  Nothing big, some smellies, nice care packages really with some sweets and chocolate.   She already had the funds to provide 45 of the boxes, so we sent across £225 to cover the remaining 45 boxes, so she'd have 90 hampers in all.

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