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Open House has overwhelming response

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: January 31, 2013

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STAFFORD charity House of Bread was overwhelmed with visitors to its information day.

Around 70 people attended the event on Saturday, organised by the charity which provides help to homeless and those living on the poverty line.

The information day, held at the Beacon International Centre, aimed to provide details about House of Bread and its plans to expand the service.

The charity is hoping to move into its own building in Eastgate Street which would enable them to open on more evenings.

Volunteer Will Morris said: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who came along on Saturday. It really was amazing to see so many people interested in what we do and wanting to get involved. “We are getting constant inquiries, probably about five a day, from people wanting to volunteer, give donations and help.”

House of Bread was the brainchild of Stafford man Matt Turner and is based at Trinity Church. It opens on Wednesday evenings to provide a hot mealand a food bag to take away. There is also access to a clothes bank.

The charity is run entirely by an army of volunteers and provided a refuge during the recent freezing conditions.

The Newsletter’s Christmas appeal for House of Bread was one of our most successful, with readers rushing to help 

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