A huge donation of gifts and food mysteriously appeared at the Salvation Army one evening before Christmas.
Captain Lynne Edwards said she arrived at the Wellington Road centre on the morning of Wednesday 18 December to find that donations including six boxes of food, 30 gift boxes, 50 small gifts and 50 cupcakes had been given by members of the public.
Capt Edwards said: “I was overwhelmed, it’s amazing.
“I do not know what to say. I’m gobsmacked.” Included in the donations were 10 sacks of toys donated by the Bridlington Swish Club, which held a wrapping party on Tuesday night last week.
And Capt Edwards said a large Christmas cake was donated by one gentleman who said it was too big for his family.
“We offer help to people at Christmas, but my word, there is going to be a sack of toys for children where we normally give them just one,” Capt Edwards said.
She added: “It breaks down every barrier and lets them be children again.”
The food donation went towards the Christmas Day meal for homeless people in Bridlington and ensured there was plenty to go round.
Capt. Edwards said: “I want to say a huge thank you to everyone in Bridlington. it has just been amazing.
“These people haven’t got much themselves and I can’t believe the generosity. This is where the spirit of Christmas is.”
The Salvation Army provides support for homeless people 24 hours a day, 52 weeks a year, including sleeping bags, food and advice on how to find shelter.
For more information visit www.salvationarmy.org.uk