Future is uncertain for homeless project in Barnsley

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A drop-in project which provides meals and clothing to the homeless and impoverished is appealing for help.

The Barnsley Churches Drop-in Project regularly admits 100 visitors during a typical session, including families struggling to make ends meet and other people with drug and alcohol problems.

But the organisation, based on John Street in Barnsley, is facing an uncertain future with only six months of funding remaining and its coordinator’s salary due to end in June.

Bosses blame rising costs and a reduction in funding available They are now looking at alternative ways to fund the project, which has been running for 11 years.

The Company Shop has already donated food, and the project is urging other companies to support them, through sponsorship, collections and fundraising events.

Around £1,400 would pay for the coordinator’s salary for a month, and £830 would cover a month’s rent.

Anyone able to help is asked to call 01226 321 877 or email bcdp@live.co.uk