Kind-hearted samaritans to provide help to Northampton neighbours at Christmas

A group of Northampton housemates have sent a letter to two neighbouring streets to offer a helping hand to people who might be in need this festive season.

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 1:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:19 pm
Kind-hearted samaritans to provide financial and practical help to Northampton neighbours at Christmas

Aidan Ashby of Abington - along with his four housemates - has called on residents of Adams Avenue, Bostock Avenue and Whitworth Road to get in touch if they need monetary or practical support.

Mr Adams told the Chronicle & Echo that the friends will look at the need in the area and see what they can provide.

He said: “My friends and I were just sitting around chatting a few weeks ago. We got to know a few neighbours, it’s a good opportunity to reach out to residents at this poignant time of year.

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Kind-hearted samaritans to provide financial and practical help to Northampton neighbours at Christmas

“We wanted to leave the letter open and see what the need was, whether that be food parcels or helping to move garden furniture.

“One lad, who is a student, came to us and said he could do with some help financially.”

The generous resident said the group doesn’t have a budget but will ask neighbours to nominate others for the week leading up to Christmas to stop people from directly asking for money.

The letter, which was sent to neighbours said: “We all know this time of year can be difficult for some people so we wanted to offer a hand to any of our own neighbours who would appreciate it. We’re asking you to nominate anyone in Whitworth Road, Adams Avenue or Bostock Avenue, who you think would need a little help, financial or practical.”

Kind-hearted samaritans to provide financial and practical help to Northampton neighbours at Christmas