Frankfurt Market brings Christmas cheer to homeless

By on 21/12/2012 in Leader, News

Council Leader Sir Albert Bore, stallholders from Birmingham's Christmas Frankfurt Market and the Salvation Army today (Friday 21 December) marked the stallholders' annual donation to local charities for the homeless.

The handover of food took place in front of the Christmas Market in Victoria Square, city centre.

When the Market closes on Saturday 22 December, stallholders will donate money and produce, such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages to the Salvation Army William Booth Centre, Shadwell Street, Birmingham.

Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, said: “I would like to express my thanks to the Frankfurt stallholders on behalf of the city for their annual act of generosity.”

Garry Murphy, William Booth Centre manager, added: “The stallholders' donations will help us to provide food and shelter for those sleeping rough on the streets of Birmingham this Christmas.”

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