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Tia' s mission to help London's homeless

A young girl felt she just couldn't enjoy her own Christmas while thinking of the plight of the homeless.

Tia Temple has decided to organise her own Christmas parcel collection and is busy persuading relatives, friends and neighbours to contribute.

Pictured is 10 year-old Tia Temple who is collecting donations for the homeless
Pictured is 10 year-old Tia Temple who is collecting donations for the homeless

Tia, aged 10, attends Marden Primary School and lives with her family in the village. She said: "In the packs I am going to put sleeping bags, blankets, scarves, hats, hand-warmers, gloves, dog treats, water and food.

"I am making posters and asking my mum to use Facebook to try and get some people to help and donate things to help make up the packs and raise awareness to what I am trying to do to help these people.

"I am also writing each pack a Christmas Card, some of these homeless people won’t even get a card or anyone to talk to.

"In December I will be going with my family to London to hand these out."

Tia's mum, Kayleigh Kelly said: "She's very determined and has persuaded a lot of people to help."

Among those assisting are the the owners of the Sun Lounge tanning salon at Unit 2 Lunsford Park, Leybourne Way in Larkfield, who have agreed to act as a drop-off point for any donations.

For details of opening hours, call 01622 882436.

Alternatively, drop your gifts off to Tia's mum at 2 Sovereign Way.

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