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Homeless helped as angels offer a lot of love and affection

14 November 2017

Angie’s Angels.

An inspiring group of volunteers who help ensure scores of homeless people are provided with furniture, food and toiletries when they are re-housed have been honoured.

Angie's Angels received a special certificate of thanks from Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Ian Duckworth for the dedicated support they provide to scores of people across the borough.

The group was the vision of Kirkholt resident Angie Howarth and her friend Diane Nattress from Whitworth after they realised many homeless people had few possessions and personal belongings when they are found new accommodation.

The Angels, which consists of 5 local volunteers, also work closely with veterans to ensure they are helped and supported after they retire from the Armed Forces.

'Since its formation 12 months ago the group has provided over 100 homeless people with sofas, chairs, tables and other vital household goods - all kindly donated by local residents and businesses.'

The Angels are now preparing for the busy festive period, when they will be giving out free hampers and shoe boxes packed with food, toiletries, gloves, socks and other winter warmers.

Angie said: "The response from people has been overwhelming and the amount of goods we have received has steadily grown. We are just a group of friends who came together to give something back to people across the local community. It's hard work, but very rewarding. It was a proud moment for us all to be honoured by the council and the certificate means a lot to us."

Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Ian Duckworth said: "Angie's Angels are a great example of people coming together voluntarily and providing a fantastic support service. The success of this group is down to hard work and the passionate, committed work of such an inspiring group of people. The certificate was the least the council could to recognise such wonderful work."

Anyone wanting to donate household products to Angie's Angels should contact 07711 785131 or email