Elle, 7, helps the homeless this winter

With winter fast approaching, hundreds of people in the South are preparing to spend the festive season on the streets because they're homeless. Many will be sleeping in shop doorways with cardboard boxes for shelter, but in Southampton help is at hand - thanks to the efforts of a seven-year-old girl.

ITV Meridian first met Elle in August. She delivers food to the homeless every Sunday and her campaign has gone from strength to strength. She's now organised a clothes collection at her primary school and gathered hundreds of items. Around 30 people sleep rough on Southampton's streets each night. The clothes will be distributed by local charities, although Elle wanted to make a personal delivery to one homeless man.

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