CC Moore & Co. and the Street Support Network

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Having watched this gather pace on social media in the past few days and weeks, we felt compelled to try and help spread the word. The following statement is taken directly from CC Moore’s social media platforms:

“It won’t have escaped people’s attention that homelessness is increasing at an alarming rate in the UK, putting many more vulnerable people at risk of illness, hypothermia and even death this winter. In order to help where possible we contacted the charity organisation Street Support UK, a nationwide network of volunteers helping homeless people around the country, with the idea of sending them spare items of fishing kit and clothing from the UK angling community, much of which will be very greatly received by the charity and even more so by those so desperately in need of their support at this time of year.

So, with many useful items of clothing and kit being surplus to requirements for UK anglers, we are asking you to send us any items you can spare that can benefit the growing number of UK homeless people this winter. This could be items of kit you no longer use, clothing you no longer fit into, an old design/different brand you no longer want, or even, just something you can probably ‘live without’. We know from experience that there will be unwanted coats, jackets, trousers, hoodies, footwear or sleeping bags, all of which are just gathering dust somewhere and could literally help save someone’s life this winter.

Therefore, please send any useful items to the address below so that we can collect it, box it and deliver it to Street Support who will ensure it is distributed directly amongst the very people most in need.

As members of the angling community, let’s try to make a difference – give useful items of spare kit to a great cause and use social media to help those less fortunate than ourselves this Christmas.”

The cold, hard facts are that some 4,100 people are currently sleeping rough in England and Wales each and every night. Therefore, if any of you have any clothing, footwear or sleeping bags that are surplus to requirements, please can you arrange to get them delivered to the following address; CC Moore & Co. Limited, Unit 3, Harding’s Business Centre, Henstridge, Templecombe, Somerset BA8 0TF

Mick Clifford