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Homeless Help Pops Up In Letchworth

Posted by Alex Mayer on 20th May 2019

Hertfordshire MEP Alex Mayer cut the ribbon to officially open a new pop-up shop for local charity Feed Up Warm Up this Monday.

The Hertfordshire-based homelessness charity was started by street food businessman Shane Cole in 2018, and has since been providing a range of services from food parcels and warm clothes to haircuts and counselling from a pop up location in Hitchin.

Having opened a soup kitchen in Stevenage in April, Feed Up Warm Up is now setting its sights on Letchworth.

The pop-up charity shop is now open for 6 weeks, offering customers the innovative choice of paying what they feel for around half the stock.

It is hoped the venture will raise funds for a mobile welfare van with a shower and kitchen, to better reach homeless people in need across Hertfordshire.

Concern over people sleeping rough in the area has grown in recent years following a national rise in homelessness since 2010.

Alex Mayer MEP joined founder Shane Cole and Councillor Daniel Allen, actively involved in the charity, for the opening ceremony.

The Euro MP said: “I urge all generous hearted Letchworth shoppers to pop in to the pop up shop. You might pick up a bargain and at the same time you will be helping some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”