A NEW campaign has been set up by a Widnes bed shop to support homeless charities this Christmas.

Toasty Hands is a new campaign organised by Sleeptight Beds this winter to raise funds for local homeless charities Nightstop and Room at the Inn.

Garry Director of Sleeptight Beds said: “We know it’s been a hugely challenging 20 months for everyone, but for those most vulnerable in our society, it has been much worse.

“People were not able to go out and give as much last year, so we want this year to be a bumper year and support our local homeless people as much as possible”

Nightstop is a homeless charity based in Widnes which ensures “safe and secure” emergency accommodation is available to anyone homeless in the area. Warrington based charity, Room at the Inn, also offers the chance for homeless and vulnerable people to access daytime services and accommodation.

A collection point has been installed in the Sleeptight Beds’ store where the public can drop off hats, gloves, scarves, and toiletries to be donated to the two homeless charities involved.

Helen Director of Sleeptight Beds said: “We try and support our local community wherever we can.

“Having worked to support both these fantastic charities in the past, we were made aware of how vital hats, gloves, scarves, and toiletries are needed for our local community in need this winter.

“So, we have set up a huge Christmas box just inside our store and we are inviting local people, local businesses and customers, if they are able to donate a hat, a set of gloves, a scarf or some toiletries to help the people who use these much-needed charities stay warm this winter.”

The bed store is open 7 days a week allowing the community to drop off any items in their collection box at any time.

The collection will be split evenly between the two charities and delivered personally to them by December 20.