February Charity Collection – review


KHIST board members were busy manning ‘charity collection points’ at Aggborough, prior to the Harriers home match against Harrogate Town and have been delighted with the magnificent response to the appeal. The Trust are pleased to have had the opportunity of teaming up with the football club to support Dave Mole’s initiative and, the people of Wyre Forest have responded with their usual generosity.

The collection of items for homeless people, and other vulnerable members of the local community, will continue until the end of February, when donations will be distributed to the selected local charities and organisations, including: ‘Wyre Forest Night Stop’ which provides overnight accommodation, ‘Axis’ which provides a gateway to get people back into housing, ‘St Basil’s’ which arranges housing for young, homeless people and ‘Kidderminster Women’s Refuge’

There’s still the opportunity for folk to look out unwanted items that could make the lives of the less fortunate in our community that much more comfortable and, we are particularly wanting donations of winter coats for men and women, other heavy clothing, towels and toiletries, blankets, pillows, duvets and bedding, tents, sleeping bags, dog baskets, dogs’ toys and treats.

Donations (which should be suitably bagged, please) can still be taken to the Harriers’ Arms, where they will be accepted after 5pm on any day, EXCEPT MATCH DAYS, until the end of the month.

The KHIST board would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who have already responded so generously to this appeal, by which the organisers hope to make a real difference.

We are most grateful for your kindness.