A little comfort

15 November 2013

THE Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Revd Martin Wharton, was able to bless more than 140 sleeping bags to bring a little extra warmth and comfort to homeless people. They had been donated by members of the Mothers' Union, who had been asked, over the summer, to donate one penny for each night that they slept in a comfortable bed.

They were then to collect the pennies to buy a lightweight sleeping bag that was easy to carry around all day. The hope had been to raise enough for 50 sleeping bags, but the total came to almost £1500 - enough for nearly three times as many bags as they expected.

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