Published: 16th October 2014
The people of Hastings and Bexhill are lending a hand to keep homeless feet warm after the launch of the twentieth annual Sock Appeal.
Ex-councillor Richard Stevens came up with the idea when a man said that a clothes and food distribution centre run by charity Surviving Christmas never had enough socks .
Now every year, in the run-up to Christmas, people around the Hastings and Bexhill area are encouraged to donate pairs of warm socks to homeless people, who can find enduring the winter months difficult.
Mr Stevens said: "Warm socks can prove to be a lifesaver if you are living on the streets or in cold conditions. It is sad to reflect that appeals such as this are still very much needed and appreciated in towns like ours."
On Christmas Day every year Richard takes all of the donated socks to a local YMCA where Surviving Christmas provides food and clothing to people who are disadvantaged, homeless or have nowhere else to go through the festive season.
Socks from the Sock Appeal are handed out to those who need them every day until December 27.
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