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Businessman Simon Payne to give every rough sleeper in Greater Manchester a winter coat by Christmas
A businessman has promised to give every rough sleeper in Greater Manchester a winter coat by Christmas.
Simon Payne, founder of Sole Responsibility, will give 600 winter coats and jackets worth more than £15,000 to homeless people in the city region after growing numbers of people found themselves homeless or in poverty due to the pandemic.
He has joined forces with charity support worker, John Shaw, who provides on the ground support to Greater Manchester’s network of hostels, street kitchens and asylum seeker support groups to urgently get the clothing to people who need it most.
Halifax shoe boss urges big firms to get returned or damaged stock to homeless
Hebden Bridge Times
Simon Payne from Halifax is founder of Sole Responsibility – a business which buys seconds, returned and damaged branded shoes and clothing from some of the UK’s leading retailers – all of which would have been destined for landfill or incineration.
Mr Payne is urging footwear and clothing retailers and manufacturers to consider how they are dealing with seconds and returned stock this winter by donating it to the homeless and those in need following a huge increase in people living in poverty due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A businessman has pledged 600 winter coats and jackets, worth more than £15,000, to homeless people in Greater Manchester – vowing that every rough sleeper in the city and surrounding areas will have a coat by Christmas.