Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News Student Gives Bags of Help to Homeless

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News Student Gives Bags of Help to Homeless

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A KIND-HEARTED student who was moved by seeing a shopper buying a drink for a homeless man ended up giving away 144 sleeping bags to rough sleepers in the city.

Brooke Edgington, 20, a student at Manchester Metropolitan University, went out in the city centre with a group of friends to distribute the bags.

Brooke was inspired when she saw a man buying a cup of tea for a homeless man. She said it boiled down to the compassion her mother taught her.

In a post on Facebook, she said: "Beyond freezing cold but nothing compared to how the homeless people must feel day to day especially at this time of year."

She said: "I thought it was really nice and I wish I'd of told him I thought that."

A couple of minutes later she passed by a homeless woman sitting outside a cafe and stopped to get her a soup and a sandwich from inside. …

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