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Stratford and Barking and Dagenham volunteers delivering Christmas dinners to homeless from pop up bus

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 December 2018

Volunteers from Nightingale Angels UK are teaming up with Lola's Homeless to deliver Christmas presents to rough sleepers across the East End. Picture: Nightingale Angels UK

Volunteers from Nightingale Angels UK are teaming up with Lola's Homeless to deliver Christmas presents to rough sleepers across the East End. Picture: Nightingale Angels UK

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A pop up bus is to deliver urgent supplies to the East End’s homeless this Christmas.

Lorraine Tabone of Lola's Homeless. Picture: KEN MEARSLorraine Tabone of Lola's Homeless. Picture: KEN MEARS

Volunteers from community groups Lola’s Homeless, based in Stratford, and Barking and Dagenham’s Nightingale Angels UK will tour homelessness hotspots overnight on December 15.

The groups’ minibus will start in Stratford Morrisons, then head to Leytonstone High Road, Walthamstow market, Hackney town hall and Whitechapel station.

They will hand out hats, gloves, scarves and hot dinners paid for by the generosity of donors.

Lola’s Homeless founder, Lorraine Tabone, said: “I want to thank people who donated from the bottom of my heart.

“But we still need help. Homelessness is not just at Christmas but all year round.”

Nightingale Angels UK’s Bren Otto said: “It’s so good two organisations can get together and do something good.”

Lola’s is keen to hear from Bed and Breakfast owners who can spare a room over Christmas which Lola’s would pay for.

Ring Lorraine on 07950355241. Visit the group’s Facebook pages for more.

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