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Urgent Appeal for ‘Essential Items’ Donations

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First Base is appealing for donations of sunscreen, toiletries and other essential items.

The day centre has made the appeal due to increasingly low stocks at a time when the demand is very high.

First Base Day Centre has an Amazon Wish List where supporters can purchase items to help homeless men and women over the coming months.

You can donate an item or view the wish list by clicking here

or call First Base on 01273 326844

Claudine CohenThe warm summer months are normally welcomed by us all but for men and women who are homeless in the city the hot weather can be quite problematic.

Men and women who are homeless are out in the sun all day and we are seeing lots of cases of heat stroke, sun burn and dehydration at the day centre.

Donations of sun cream, sun hats and flasks will help our clients to stay safe in the sun over the next few weeks while the temperatures are still so high.

The shower facilities at First Base are always in high demand and each week the demand for the showers increases. This means toiletries get used very quickly and replenishing them can put a strain on our already overstretched resources.

Claudine Cohen, Deputy Manager of First Base.

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