THIS time of the year when the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping, our thoughts always turn to the unfortunate people who sleep on our streets, and families in need.
Hyde Rotary, with the support from schools and churches in Hyde, collect and collate harvest festival every year.
Last year the club collected a substantial amount of non-perishable items ranging from soups, beans, spaghetti, tinned tomatoes, tuna and toothpaste.
Club members Barry Carey and Alan Oldham delivered the items to Life-share Manchester; The Wellspring, Stockport; Greystones, Ashton; Sandwich Angels, Hyde and the Hattersley Foodbank
Hyde Rotary president Barry Carey said homelessness is still a big problem in Manchester and Tameside and one of the guiding principles in Rotary is to “find ways to improve the quality of life for people within our community”.
“I would like to think that my club, with the help from the local churches and schools, has gone some way to help improve the lives of our homeless community and families in need,” he said.
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