A STALL which takes donations for the homeless has arrived in Barnsley Market for the second year running. 

Help Us Help Them is a stall run by staff from the Barnsley Council Housing and Welfare team which aims to gather donations for homeless people for distribution throughout the year. 

The stall was held for the first time in the market last year and after its success, the team decided to run the stall again, and for longer this year. 

“Last year we held the stall for three days,” said housing options team leader, Rachael Todd. “We had such a great response last year that we decided to run the stall for longer to help get as many donations as possible.

“Any money donations will be given to Barnsley Churches Drop-in Project (BCDP) because they are in danger of closing so they are in need of all the donations they can get.”

As well as accepting clothing and food donations, the stall provides advice and information for people dealing with homelessness and those wanting to help. 

“We will be here to answer any questions and provide advice to anyone that needs it,” added Rachael. “With Christmas coming up and the cold weather drawing in, we want to make sure as many homeless people get as much help as possible.”

The stall will be situated at stall 20 in the ground floor of the indoor market. Any donations can be made to the stall or dropped off at The Civic on Eldon Street. 

The team will be accepting donations for

  •  Cereal/ cereal bars 
  •  Pot Noodles
  •  Biscuits 
  •  Bottled water 
  •  Baby wipes
  •  Deodorant and body spray
  •  Sanitary products 
  •  Toothbrush and toothpaste 
  •  Hats, scarves and gloves
  •  Thermal clothing 
  •  Sleeping bags (new)

For a full list of items that can be donated visit the Barnsley Homeless Alliance website.