A HOMELESS charity has raised almost £60,000 to help rough sleepers find accommodation and a place to isolate while the Coronavirus crisis continues.

Simon Community Scotland, which strives to combat the causes and effects of homelessness, issued an urgent appeal for donations to help front line staff who directly help those who are homeless.

They are also looking for food and clothing which can be distributed to the most vulnerable members of society.

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Their just giving page states: “All money raised will go straight to where it’s needed most and 100 per cent of your donation will be used by our frontline staff to directly help people who are homeless.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with the greatest challenge we’ve ever seen. For the people we support it could be devastating having nowhere to self-isolate, already being in poor health and having desperate needs which means they may put themselves, and others, at greater risk of cross infection.”

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So far companies who have donated supplies include Hovis Bakery, Tesco, Lidl and local convenience stores.

Simon Community are still looking for kettle food packages including noodles and porridge pots, pyjamas and underwear and toiletries. To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SCSCOVID19

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