As the temperatures drop well below zero, volunteers from the Nottingham Street Knights meet twice a week to hand out donations of fresh food, hot drinks and warm clothing.

The homeless association group, Nottingham Street Knights, provide their services every Tuesday night at Trinity Square and every Friday night at Marks & Spencer in Nottingham City Centre.

The founder of the group, Jake Simpson, says the group tends to feed up to 50 people each week.

He said: “We haven’t accepted a penny since we started in February, so all my volunteers work so closely together to be able to provide the things that we do.”

“TO BE ABLE TO SAY – LISTEN, WE WERE WHERE YOU WERE ONCE”
ANNE-MARIE COPE, VOLUNTEER

Many of its volunteers, like Anne-Marie Cope, have first-hand experience of the issues which often lead to homelessness.

She said: “Everybody’s got a story to tell. I’ve got a story to tell myself. Other friends that have been homeless and now in properties they’re on board and they have their own stories to tell.

“They’re wanting to inspire these homeless people, to be able to say – listen, we were where you were once!”

 

Jake Simpson talks about his experience with homelessness…

Starting from next week, the group will also start to provide its support every Sunday at Beeston Square and soon every Monday night in Bulwell City Centre and West Bridgford.

To find out more, visit Nottingham Street Knights Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/733709920097527/