Appeal for donations to help homeless in Bridlington

Homelessness
Homelessness

The number of people sleeping rough in Bridlington has doubled in recent weeks, say volunteers who have made an urgent appeal for donations.

The team at the Kingfisher Cafe have asked the public for sleeping bags, tents and winter clothing.

Gill Carlton-King, a volunteer trustee at the cafe , said: “We have had nine people come to us in the past two weeks. Some are absolutely freezing or wet through when we see them.

“It breaks your heart.

“We need to sort them with clothes, shoes, toiletries, sleeping bags or quilts.

“We know there are people sleeping under Ebor House, some on the north side and others in the woods at Sewerby.

Gill said there were pribably around 20 people sleeping on the streets in Bridlington and a number of others ‘sofa-surfing’.

The cafe in West Street is open Wednesday to Sunday, but there is a phone number on the window which can be called out-of-hours.

Items can also be taken to the Salvation Army.