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Two sisters from Redgrave are determined to help the homeless this Christmas




Two sisters, aged 12 and six, have teamed up to help the homeless this Christmas.

GIRL POWER: Armani and Sydney with some of the donations they have received. Picture by Mecha Morton.
GIRL POWER: Armani and Sydney with some of the donations they have received. Picture by Mecha Morton.

Armani and Sydney Evans-Reeve, from Redgrave, asked their mum if they could collect items such as coats, jumpers and toiletries to give to people who are less fortunate.

Mum Kristy, 36, said: “It was Armani who came up with this idea and, honestly, I don’t know where she picked it up.

“She just said one day ‘Mum, I’m really sad that there is nothing you can do to help the homeless’ and I told her that we could maybe get some bits and pieces together and take it to them – and then she suggested getting more people involved.”

So far, the sisters have received toiletries, clothes and sleeping bags, with more donations coming in each day.

“I am so very proud that my girls have decided to do this and I have already received messages asking how to help,” said Kristy. “It’s nice to know that the community is pulling together to help people out.”

Armani, who is described as very caring and determined, has not only taken to helping the homeless, but is currently also looking after some feral cats in her neighbourhood.

The youngster, who would love to work with horses when she is older, has recently helped convert the shed in her garden into a shelter for her furry friends.

“If I win the lottery, I will have to buy a farm for the homeless, the kittens and the horses,” said Kristy.

People were invited to take donations such as socks, hats, gloves, warm clothes and toiletries to a drop-off in Diss last weekend.

All items that the pair collect until December 16 will be donated to Anon Street Team, a group helping the homeless by providing hot food and essential items like warm clothing.



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