Crisp packets turned into blankets for the homeless in Lewisham

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Thousands of old crisp packets are being turned into blankets for the homeless in south London.

The single use plastic is being given a new lease of life courtesy of the Crisp Packet Project which originally started in Sussex.

The idea has spread to London with a new branch in Lewisham started by Keare Pearce-Downey, "It's gone bonkers!" she told ITV News London.

"Born and bred in Lewisham I knew it was something I had to get involved in. So I set the Lewisham project up," Keare added.

The blankets are taken to an outreach centre in Deptford who hand out what the volunteers have created.

"It's given me a complete new lease of life," said Keare. "It's made me come out of this lull feeling and given me a purpose," she added.

The Lewisham Crisp Packet Project is appealing to anyone who can provide a space to work in.

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