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Ilford firm joins forces with Plaistow volunteers to bring Christmas cheer to the homeless

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 December 2019

Volunteer, Ruby Dasu, was one of several to take part in the Christmas dinner. Picture: Noor Khan

Volunteer, Ruby Dasu, was one of several to take part in the Christmas dinner. Picture: Noor Khan

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A property firm's workers joined volunteers to provide homeless people with a "joyous" Christmas celebration.

Managing director, Rizz Patel, with one of the homeless people at the Christmas party. Picture: Noor KhanManaging director, Rizz Patel, with one of the homeless people at the Christmas party. Picture: Noor Khan

Staff from Ilford based Lint Group joined forces with Plaistow's Bridges Homeless Support group for the dinner and games.

Lint Group's managing director, Rizz Patel, said: "It is important to support those in need in our community."

Bridges offers services designed to help homeless and vulnerably housed people in Newham.

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The organisation has grown out of the work of Memorial Community Church, in Barking Road, Plaistow.

Brian Dexter, Bridges coordinator, said: 'Our guests played games and had a joyous Christmas celebration."

Mr Patel said: "It was great to see so many smiling faces. I truly appreciate the effort from the team as they have taken the time out to volunteer. We hope everyone has a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year."

Lint Group staff have already completed a sponsored climb up Mount Snowdon, which raised £80,000 for an on-going campaign to support Abdullah Aid's Indonesia tsunami emergency appeal.

To donate visit bridgeshomelesssupport.org.uk

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