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Homeless people attend Christmas party at Birkenhead Town Hall

More than 140 people attended an event at Birkenhead Town Hall held for homeless Wirral people ahead of Christmas.

The Christmas party was organised by the Community Interest Company (CIC) Hope for the Hungry with help from Wirral Council Senior Business Support Officer Tracy Jobson and other Town Hall Staff

Stephanie and Chris Parsons set up the CIC and do incredible work, taking donations via their Facebook page from individuals and companies to help those in need.

The CIC, which runs a food kitchen outside Birkenhead Town Hall in Hamilton Square every Thursday and Saturday, provides food for around 125 people every week throughout the year.

They also provide clothes, food, toiletries and support and have a group that supports the animals of the homeless or needy.

The Christmas party is another way they support those people without anywhere permanent to call home, with many donations supporting their work.

This year was the third Christmas party they have held and saw entertainment as well as a raffle with more than 100 prizes, including tickets to a Tranmere Rovers game.

Tracy said:

“The donations we received was incredible and shows the generosity of people, and everyone had such a good time, with loads of great food.

“Everyone at the party left with giftbags full of wrapped presents including chocolate, treats, hats, gloves, scarves and smellies, as well as useful bags of food, drinks, clothes and coats.”