Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has thanked volunteers who have run the Winter Night Shelter in the town over the last few months at an event to mark its closure until later this year.
Caroline, who also helps out at the initiative, said the work by nine churches had made a big difference to those who have found themselves without a home in the coldest months since November.
The shelter offered a bed and a meal for the night at the nine churches on a rotational basis and concluded at the end of February. This year it helped 52 people and volunteers gave 6000 hours of help to make sure it was a success.
“This Night Shelter is a tremendous example of how the town comes together to help those in need during the cold months and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has given their time and money to make it a success yet again,” said Caroline.
“Sadly, people find themselves homeless for a whole variety of reasons, but they need help and compassion and here in Eastbourne they have found it. I’m very proud of the what has been achieved by the churches and the volunteers.”