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Councillor helps homeless charity in time for Christmas by funding six months’ shopping

Coun Raymond Singleton-McGuire hands over the cheque to John Marshall of Centrepoint Outreach

Coun Raymond Singleton-McGuire hands over the cheque to John Marshall of Centrepoint Outreach

Homeless people in Boston have been handed a festive boost – with a Boston councillor helping fund a charity that helps people sleeping rough.

Coun Raymond Singleton-McGuire has handed over £500 to Centrepoint Outreach, a sum which should help fund its shopping bills for about six months, to give them a timely boost in time for Christmas.

The charity works with homeless and vulnerable people, with a drop in centre and the offer of a shower and place to change clothing for rough sleepers.

Chief executive John Marshall said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation. With nearly 12,000 visits per year we get through a large amount of basic supplies, including toiletry and cleaning materials, and the donation will cover our monthly shopping bill for about six months.”

Coun Singleton-McGuire, a borough and county councillor, stated: “As a county councillor, my allowances are paid by the local community and I have decided to donate it back to the local communities and charities within my area.”

 

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