A regional daily has succeeded in its bid to raise £30,000 to help take homeless people off the streets of its patch this winter.
As previously reported on HTFP, the Nottingham Post teamed up with charity Framework for the appeal after the organisation cancelled its annual sponsored sleep-out over fears that the fundraiser would be sabotaged by self-styled activists.
Readers have donated a total of £30,046 to the cause since it was launched in November.
As part of the campaign’s launch, Post reporter Laura Hammond spoke to rough sleepers in the city and those trying to help get them off the streets.
Post Mike Sassi said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support this campaign has received. We would like to thank everyone who has donated. We couldn’t have reached our target without the generosity of our readers.
“Homelessness is an incredibly important issue and we hope the money this campaign has raised will enable Framework to help more people off the streets.”
Andrew Redfern, chief executive of Framework, said: “From the many individual readers moved to give, to the various businesses and community groups who’ve lent their support, this campaign has brought out the very best in our community.
“I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to this campaign. Due to your efforts, our life-changing – often life-saving – work will grow.”