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Peterborough campaign creates ‘wish list’ for items to help the homeless

Peterborough's 'Safer off the Streets' (SOS) campaign have produced an online 'wish list' for items available on Amazon, which can be purchased and automatically delivered to rough sleepers.

They're asking for things that include insulated clothing as well as soups and protein bars to help keep the homeless warm this winter.

The campaign recently celebrated its first anniversary Credit: PA

The campaign, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, has helped on average two rough sleepers to leave the streets a month since it began in October 2018.

This year, they are asking for socks, gloves, bobble hats, toothbrushes, insulated clothes as well as soups and protein bars.

Christine Graham, chair of the Safer off the Streets Partnership, said: “We hope that people in Peterborough will take this chance to help those less fortunate during the coldest months of the year."

“The items on the wish list have been specially selected with the aim of keeping rough sleepers warm and nourished. The public’s support is making a difference and the SOS campaign has made great progress during its first year.”

– Christine Graham, Chair