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30th Jun, 2022

Homeless shelter urges resident to show their support with reverse advent calendar

A HOMELESS shelter is gearing up for Christmas and urging others to show their support.

Each year LWS Night Shelter runs a ‘reverse advent calendar appeal’ from the December 1 to 24.

On each of those dates they post a picture of an item that is needed at the shelter – from tinned food, to toiletries to underwear.

A full list will also be provided for those not on social media or who want to collect the items in one go.

Co-director Susan Rutherford said: “The idea is that people put each item in a box and deliver their completed box to the shelter on, or around, Christmas Eve – just like an advent calendar, but in reverse.

“The appeal has grown in success year upon year, with many people stating it has become a tradition for their family or workplace.”

It is the fourth year the appeal will have been held, and organisers say it has grown in success each year.

Visit or email for more information or play along on social media in December.

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