16 year old Coppice High School student Katrina Williams isn’t just writing her own list for Santa this year, she’s also trying to help Santa fulfill the wishes of others too.
Katrina is fronting an appeal to collect food donations for P3Charity – the charity that runs Wolverhampton’s only homeless shelter.
The collection will take place at her local community centre The Hub at Ashmore Park after she approached Ashmore Park Community Association – the charity responsible for running the centre to see how she could get involved after an encounter with a homeless man while out shopping with her Mom.
“He was just there, sheltering from the rain, he wasn’t asking for help. He just trying to keep himself and his dog dry and trying to not be seen. We bought him some food and he was so happy, I thought if a bit of food can make someone that happy how much do we just take for granted, and I wanted to do more to help.”
The youngster is asking for donations of non perishable items such as tinned and dried foods, and also socks, chocolates and toiletries.
A trolley – kindly on loan from Sainsbury’s Wednesfield – will be out to collect donations in the Library at the Hub during all normal opening hours until Friday 18th December, and Katrina will be at the centre personally thanking people who bring donations on Saturday 12th during Ashmore Park Community Association’s Christmas Market.
For information on the Hub’s opening times check their website www.the-hub.info or call 01902 552 490.