Success at socks drive for the homeless
Sanctuary Care’s homes in Worcestershire have been collecting footwear throughout the winter as part of an on-going project to help the homeless.
Since Kindness Day in November 2017, residents and the team at Regent Residential Care Home in St John’s have been supporting registered charity Forgotten Feet and have now filled two large boxes with warm socks and footwear for the homeless this winter.
Forgotten Feet provides free chiropody and podiatry services for the homeless and socially isolated in Worcester and other locations up and down the country, as well as socks and shoes.
Charity founder and podiatrist Deborah Monk commented: “The sock collection from Regent has been fabulous, we have so far had a large bag of both new and used socks and several pairs of boxed boots – ideal for the homeless during the wet and cold winter months.”
Helen Park, the receptionist from Regent, who has led the sock collection added: “To be involved in such an innovative, exciting project has been amazing.
“Our residents, their families, staff and friends of Regent have risen to the challenge filling our box not once but twice. I’m sure 2018 will bring more socks and more support for this worthwhile charity.”
Deborah continued: “The charity is rapidly expanding and exceeding all expectations and we now have about 25 clinics running or opening across the UK.”