Retailers join together to raise awareness of homelessness in Northampton

The campaign by Tesco Express stores is helping the Hope Centre in Northampton
The campaign by Tesco Express stores is helping the Hope Centre in Northampton
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Tesco Express stores in Northampton have joined forces to help support the Hope Centre in the run-up to Christmas.

All six shops in the town have taken part in the campaign which has been asking customers to donate specific items to help the homeless in the town.

Andy Galloway, store manager at Duston Express said: “We are really pleased and looking forward to taking part in this worthwhile project for our local community.

“We are looking forward to continue to support this charity in any way we can, and helping those in need. This has been an addition to our already hugely successful food bank collections and we are extremely proud of what our colleagues and customers have achieve together.”

All the items collected will be taken to the Hope Centre for distribution throughout the community.

“We have been engaging with our customers about the project and how the items they donate will help local people in their community, who are less fortunate,” he said.

The Hope Centre works to relieve poverty and tackle the causes of homelessness in Northampton by giving people a hand up not a hand out.

A spokesperson for the centre said: “Recognising that if you continually provide hand-outs there is no incentive to become self-sufficient our work is focused on helping others to help themselves, providing support and services that will enable individuals to take back control of their own lives.”