Petrus receives generous donation of blankets

Date published: 14 February 2020

Local homeless charity Petrus has received a generous donation of over 100 blankets from a local councillor and his wife.

A large donation of 120 blankets was given to the charity’s service manager Edmund Clout by Councillor Faisal Rana and wife Iram Faisal to help Petrus in a practical way.

Mrs Faisal said: “Winter can be a very harsh time for the homeless and those in need. We wanted to do something really practical to help Petrus in all the fantastic work they do in supporting hundreds of Rochdale residents, and what better way than to donate new blankets? I know they will be well used.”

Councillor Rana added: “The number of people sleeping on our streets should shame our government. Until we see more action and resources to tackle the problem, our charities have to step in to help, and they need our support.

“There is always more to do, and we wanted to do our bit too.”

Petrus supports local homeless and vulnerable people throughout the borough.

Sonia Denham, head of the charity, said: “We’d like to thank Councillor Rana and Mrs Faisal for their incredible generosity. Through donations like these, we can provide the help and support to people facing or at risk of homelessness.”

A donation of just £5 covers the cost of two people accessing our Hub services, where they can have a shower, wash their clothes and also get vital advice from Petrus’ trained staff.

To find out more about Petrus, including how to donate, please visit:

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