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Beacon Project Donation Station

Keep Your Community Warm

Idlewells Shopping Centre have reopened their donation station once again to the Sutton-in-Ashfield community, this time to collect warm, winter clothing for the homeless community and individuals in need.

This collection is the third to take place this year in Idlewells Shopping Centre’s new donation station, which was introduced at the start of summer.

The donation station is now open to the community to donate warm clothing items such as winter coats, scarfs, hats and gloves, which will then be donated to the Beacon Project to support them in continuing their work of caring for homeless individuals in the surrounding area.

The Beacon Project is a day centre in Mansfield that seeks to support the homeless, the excluded and the marginalised. The Beacon Project is committed to caring for the spiritual, physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of all people who come to the Beacon Centre for help. Their aim is to provide a welcoming and safe place where people can get a hot meal, clean clothes and access to toilet and shower facilities. The Beacon Project has a health practitioner who runs a drop-in session once a week and representatives from Framework and Mansfield council who can offer support with finding accommodation and applying for benefits.

Stephen Salisbury, Centre Manager at Idlewells Shopping Centre, said “We all feel the effect of the colder weather, and with the rising energy costs this year, it will be felt more than ever. However, for those living without a home, living in the cold is a constant battle.” Stephen continued, “The work The Beacon Project does within the community is invaluable. We are so proud of our shoppers who have responded to the donation station and hope to see the same generosity supporting this charity to help keep everyone warm this winter”. 

The donation station can be found opposite JD Sports at Idlewells Shopping Centre. Donations can be made until the end of January.