A DETERMINED Barnsley man is all set to hand out much-needed supplies to the town's homeless this evening.

Adie Flute, 40, of Old School Court, Barugh Green, read about The Rucksack Project several weeks ago and decided to help out in his hometown.

Founded in 2009 by Mathew White in Bristol, the scheme has flourished giving the less fortunate help through the harsh winter months.

A Facebook page set up by Adie has attracted over 250 people willing to get involved and the packs are ready to be handed out to those in need.

One man's determination has culminated in supplies being handed in by caring residents at drop-off points at the Digital Media Centre on County Way and at Barnsley FC's Community Sports & Education Trust building.

A further donation from retailer JD Sports has given warm clothing to the project.

"The response to the original article on We Are Barnsley and the Facebook event has been great," Adie said. "Now it's about putting that initial success into action.

"Given we're lucky to have relatively low numbers of homeless in the town, the packs will also help those who have fallen on hard times."