Published: 14:25, 12 October 2020
| Updated: 14:26, 12 October 2020
A volunteer has adapted her Give a Little Love shoe box campaign for Christmas 2020 to ensure the homeless don't go without.
For the past five years, Jaymie Dunster from Deal has collected up to 100 boxes to be given to those in need at the Catching Lives homeless shelter in Canterbury.
The presents, containing items such as toiletries, gloves, socks, snacks, and dog treats, were handed in at outlets around the town in the run up to the festive season.
She said: "When receiving them each year they were so moved and grateful.
"It was just so lovely to know that all the donations were going to be given to people that would probably not be receiving much at all."
But this year, the Covid-19 outbreak for many reasons has put paid to the appeal as she knows it.
Instead, Ms Dunster has launched a GoFundMe page with an aim of raising £250 for Catching Lives.
The charity can then buy and share the necessary items themselves or use the money in other ways to spread festive cheer.
In removing any physical contact between people, Ms Dunster feels it minimises the chances of spreading the virus and helps to keep people safe.
She said: "Covid has made things a little bit different this year but it would be amazing if people could still get together and donate.
"Even if it’s just £1 it will help this amazing charity give a little to those in need.
"Right now I know they need people's help more than anything."
Catching Lives is an independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and east Kent.
To donate, click here .