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£10,000 grant will shelter West Norfolk’s homeless over Christmas

The Province has made a significant donation to help the homeless in West Norfolk.

The Winter Night Shelter opened in November after planning permission was granted to convert an old Vicarage next to St John’s Church, on Blackfriars Road earlier this year.

The building now provides a haven for those sleeping rough – including those who became homeless when the emergency-funded hotel rooms closed a the end of June, or were evicted during the summer lockdown.

Stephen Allen, Norfolk’s Head of Freemasonry said: “The homeless crisis has been exacerbated by the Covid pandemic, with many people losing their jobs and finding themselves either living on the streets or in unsuitable conditions. Supporting local charities helping those needing safe shelter and meals is one of our key priorities at this time of year.”

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