Businesses urged to back Lauries campaign to help Birkenhead’s homeless

Supported by Wirral Chamber of Commerce and the Birkenhead BID, The Lauries Rucksack Challenge 2017 initiative will look to collect donations from the public and Wirral’s business community

Liverpool city region has seen a surge in the number of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets

 

Wirral business and events centre The Lauries is launching a campaign to help homeless people in Birkenhead through the winter.

Supported by Wirral Chamber of Commerce and the Birkenhead BID, The Lauries Rucksack Challenge 2017 initiative will look to collect donations from the public and Wirral’s business community.

These will be used by the YMCA Wirral and the Charles Thompson Mission to help homeless and rough sleepers over the winter months ahead.

Last year hundreds of rucksacks, sleeping bags, warm clothing, blankets, food and toiletry items were donated by businesses and individuals, collected at drop-off donation points at Egerton House, Pacific Road Business Hub, and The Lauries. 

Year after year Wirral’s business community and public have generously donated many lifesaving items for both YMCA Wirral and the Charles Thompson Mission.

This year The Lauries Rucksack Challenge is looking to be bigger and better in collecting items which will make a real difference to many people’s lives.

Speaking on behalf of The Lauries, Paula Basnett of Wirral Chamber of Commerce said, “In 2016 we were pleasantly overwhelmed by number of items collected, and on the run in to this Christmas period we will once again be looking to get a response which shows that Wirral, its people, and its businesses have big hearts and great generosity.” 

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