Volunteers help clear area around Northampton church

Staff and customers from NAASH working with a team of people from Northamptonshire Police and Nationwide to clear up the grounds of The Holy Sepulchre Church.
Staff and customers from NAASH working with a team of people from Northamptonshire Police and Nationwide to clear up the grounds of The Holy Sepulchre Church.
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Staff and customers of Northampton Association for the Accommodation of Single Homeless (NAASH) teamed up with Northamptonshire Police and volunteers from Nationwide Building Society to clear up the grounds of a church in the town

A group of 20 volunteers cleared up the area around the Holy Sepulchre Church in Sheep Street, Northampton on Wednesday, July 17.

The event is part of an initiative to stop street drinking, especially in Holy Sepulchre area, clean up the mess made by drinkers and make the area a more attractive space.

NAASH also manned stands at an event in the Market Square last week as part of the Killing With Kindness initiative, run by Northampton Borough Council.

The initiative is to raise awareness about why people should not give money to homeless people on the streets as it can be more dangerous for their health, as they may spend it on drugs or alcohol rather than food.

The event promoted other ways to support homeless people in the town.