Three Worthing homeless people helped weed and clean up the town centre on Tuesday evening (August 13th). Worthing Urban Gardeners (WUG) met up with Storm to work together and the homeless joined them in their effort.
Storm run a soup kitchen at the bandstand on Montague Street and joined WUG after they had finished on Tuesday. Storm picked up six bags of litter from Liverpool Gardens and WUG removed six large bags of weeds from the neglected garden on Montague Street. The three homeless people took it upon themselves to help and they worked hard weeding.
Colm Sweet of WUG said: “We have done two previous tidy up and weed actions, but what made this one stand out is that it showed the potential of including homeless people and usefully engaging them in improving a town that is much theirs as ours.”
Ginny Cassell from Storm said: “Storm has been offering homemade soup, bread, cakes and chat on Tuesdays at the Bandstand since January. During the Summer months the Storm team has been doing a litter pick in various places around the town centre and this Tuesday we were joined by WUG who did some weeding while we picked up litter. We were working in Liverpool Gardens so some of our guests at the Soup Run were keen to help out! Fantastic.”