Portsmouth firm on the hunt for socks to help the homeless 

Yorkshire Building Society has launched its Socktober appeal
Yorkshire Building Society has launched its Socktober appeal
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A BUILDING society  is appealing for donations of new socks and other items as part of a drive to help the homeless.

Yorkshire Building Society is relaunching its month-long Socktober appeal throughout October after a successful effort last year.

The campaign is part of the society’s charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH) and to raise awareness of World Homeless Day, which is taking place tomorrow.

Donations of new pairs of socks, toiletries and interview clothes plus other items such as woolly hats, gloves, scarves, can be made at the Portsmouth branch, in Commercial Road.

Martin Trueman, manager of the city branch, said: ‘This is our second Socktober campaign and we are hoping to make it as sock-cessful as last year. This year as well as donations of socks, we are also asking for toiletries, interview clothes, woolly hats, gloves and scarves and every single item will go to a homeless person.

“We’re really proud of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness and providing help for young people in need. Thanks to donations from people in Portsmouth and all over the UK we have been able to help 125 young people into their own rented homes.’