By Alice Young
Leeds homelessness charity St George’s Crypt has highlighted the work of the volunteers as crucial to their operation this Christmas.
Olivia Quick, development officer, said their volunteers will be at the heart of Christmas day – St George’s Crypt will serve a traditional Christmas dinner, hand out presents and host a volunteer live band.
The charity encouraged people to direct those on the streets through their doors, where they can benefit from hot food, specialised support and health services.
In 2018, 128 volunteers gave up 1155 hours throughout December and nearly 650 beds were provided over the festive period.