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Morley church’s charitable donation to project on the cards

Beryl Clarkson and Josephine Atkinson,  volunteers with the New Hope Project.

Beryl Clarkson and Josephine Atkinson, volunteers with the New Hope Project.

A Morley church has donated unwanted cards to help recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

Members of Morley Community Church delivered hundreds of unused greetings cards to the New Hope project in South Leeds, which has been selling them in their charity shop to raise vital funds for their work.

New Hope, in Dewsbury Road,is a Christian project that helps alcoholics and drug abusers kick their habit and reintegrate back into society.

Church spokesman Dr Ray Baker said that rather than storing the cards for another year after the Christmas season, church members had passed them on.

“They admired the sterling work the project carries out with those on the margins of society,” he said. “Sale of the cards would raise a significant amount of money to help with the on-going work of the charity. People with addictions from the Morley area would be among those finding help, hope, healing and restoration through the New Hope programmes.”

The New Hope charity shop in Town Street, Beeston, is open Monday-Saturday. People wanting to support the project can donate goods direct to the shop or via Morley Community Church which is able to collect and transport sacks and items to the shop. Email info@morleycommunitychurch.org.uk.

 

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