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Norwich church offers shelter for city’s homeless as forecasters predict more snow

PUBLISHED: 10:40 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:22 17 March 2018

A homeless person on a street in Norfolk. Picture: IAN BURT

A homeless person on a street in Norfolk. Picture: IAN BURT

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A Norwich church will be opening its doors to homeless people in the city.

Silver Road Baptist Church will welcome rough sleepers for three nights as forecasters say more snow is on the way.

Those in need will be able to stay from 8pm on Friday, March 16 to 8am on Monday, March 19.

A yellow warning for ice and snow is in place for nearly 57 hours over the weekend.

READ MORE: Fresh weather warning issued for snow across Norfolk and Waveney

During the first week of March, the ‘Beast from the East’ brought more than 20cm snow to areas across Norfolk.

St Peter Mancroft Church provided beds to the homeless at that time.

Louise Riseborough, the grand master of the Knights Templars in Walsingham, who helped organise the shelter, said: “We would appreciate any donations or support from the public, in particular we are in need of rucksacks, boots for men, sleeping bags, pop-up tents, warm clothing such as jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves and toiletries.”

For more information call Louise on 07503879266 or email lifeis1234@hotmail.co.uk


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