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GCHQ supports homeless charity in Gloucestershire

Last Updated: 07 Jan 2014
Staff donate over 200 bags of toiletries, clothing and bedding to the GEAR homeless project.


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GEAR outreach worker with some of the GCHQ donations.

News article - 07 Jan 2014

As part of a Civil Service Local South West initiative to support the homeless at Christmas, GCHQ again supported the Gloucestershire Emergency Accommodation Resource (GEAR) homeless project  with staff donating over 200 bags of toiletries, clothing and bedding to help support this worthwhile cause. Along with our civil service colleagues from PINS, ACAS, HRMC and DWP a total of 250 bags and seven boxes of groceries were donated to local homeless charities throughout SW England in time for Christmas.

This was the fifth year we have run our Christmas campaign to support GEAR. Nicky Bale, Operational Manager from GEAR said:

"I can’t tell you how brilliant this was; we were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the donations which we were able to give directly to the people who use the centre. This has made such a difference to their lives, helping to raise their self-esteem and keep them warm. A huge thank you to everyone who kindly donated".


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