Eight-year-old Martha Culley has been handing out backpacks full of gifts to the homeless in Northampton.
It’s the second year in a row that she’s been doing it and has now started a charity drive called ‘Martha’s mission’. The aim is to get as many care packages out to the homeless as possible.
Martha packs the bags with essentials like deodorant, toothbrushes, hats, gloves and protein bars. She says she also gives them each a Christmas card to get them in the Christmas spirit.
A few weeks ago some volunteers undertook a rough sleeping count in the town centre and recorded the following results:
Charities like ‘Earth’s Lonely Angels’ also help out Northampton’s rough sleepers, providing food and a place to socialise. They have welcomed Martha’s efforts to help.
- ITV News Anglia’s Rebecca Haworth went and filmed Martha to see her good deed in action: