Homeless refuge to open for winter months

Homeless refuge to open for winter months

Lucy Elder

Homeless refuge to open for winter months

A mother-of-four is setting up an emergency homeless shelter in Maidenhead for the cold winter months.

Sue Brett with some of the donations.


Open Kitchen founder Sue Brett was due to hold a meeting last night with people interested in learning more about her idea.

The High Street Methodist Church has agreed to let the charity use the re:charge centre in Kingsway Chambers, King Street, as the overnight shelter.

At the moment, the plan is for the shelter to be open overnight from January to March and could house 12 people comfortably.

Open Kitchen provides food for people in the town who cannot afford to feed themselves properly.

"That was always been the hardest thing," said Sue. "When you give them something to eat and they get warm, then they go outside and get wet."

Visit www.openkitchen.org.uk for information and contact details.

Sue is also collecting presents and treats for people who would be going without this Christmas.

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