Shoppers are being invited to help support homeless people in Milton Keynes this Christmas.
Back for a second year, the intu Milton Keynes Giving Tree will return to the centre from Friday 1 December to help bring help to the homeless this Christmas.
After a successful first year in 2016 with the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, this year, the centre is supporting several local charities who offer support to the homeless people of Milton Keynes.
With a record number of homeless people and families in Milton Keynes, the charities who will be supported by the Giving Tree this year include The Bus Shelter MK, Open Door, Winter Nights Shelter MK and Help our Homeless MK. All four organisations are dedicated to helping fight the need to sleep rough in Milton Keynes and each do this by offering services such as overnight shelter, hot meals and guidance.
We is encouraging people to come along to the Giving Tree which will be situated by the Customer Information Desk, to pick up a tag and donate a gift suitable for a homeless person. Gift ideas include a pair of thermal socks, jumpers or a woolly hat, to a sleeping bag, a tent or even a gift voucher for a hot meal. All they ask is that the gifts are new, not gift wrapped and non-perishable.