Free coats to be handed out in Haverhill
Community engagement enterprise So Active will be handing out free coats to the homeless and needy outside the REACH Community Projects resource centre in Leiston Road between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday, January 22.
So Active, which has offices in Cambridge and Ipswich but was originally based in Haverhill, has been donated well over 100 coats by GP surgeries, staff at West Suffolk/East Suffolk and Ipswich Clinical Commissioning Groups, members of the public and churches, following an appeal.
So Active founder Simon Brown has decided to make the visit to Haverhill to help those in need because he felt they didn’t get enough support from other organisations.
Having received a grant from Haverhill Town Council to help him set up So Active on March 2012, Mr Brown also sees it as an opportunity to partly repay their faith in him.