New van enables charity Helping Hands to continue vital work - The Leamington Observer

New van enables charity Helping Hands to continue vital work

Leamington Editorial 14th Mar, 2017   0

A CHARITY supporting homeless people can continue carrying out some of it’s vital work thanks to a donation of a new van.

Helping Hands works with homeless and vulnerable people across Warwick District but was dealt a blow last year when they discovered their van had been stolen.

After hearing of their plight, Aston Martin stepped forward and supplied the charity with a brand new vehicle, complete with logo.

Helping Hands founder Lianne Kirkman went to their Gaydon site to pickup the van from company president Andy Palmer.

Lianne said: “Aston Martin’s support is wonderful news and will help us reach more vulnerable people in the local community.

“We need the van to do our work transporting goods to local families and individuals in need. All items donated by the community get collected in the van and transported to and from our storage to the houses we have referrals from. It’s essential to all we do.”

The charity’s previous van was stolen the day after a sponsored sleep-out which saw some 100 people set up camp outside All Saints Church.

It had been stolen while carrying all the wet cardboard volunteers had used to sleep on.

At the time Lianne said the shock ‘brought her back to earth with a bump’.

Search Helping Hands Community Project on facebook to find out more about the charity.


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