Charity marks anniversary

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MP Andrew Jones was the guest of honour at the anniversary party of Springboard, the day service operated by Harrogate Homeless Project.

Launched two years ago in the old caretaker’s house next to the Wesley Chapel, Springboard serves hot meals and offers showers and laundry services to the homeless and vulnerably-housed in the town.

Mr Jones also re-opened the upgraded kitchen and laundry facilities revamped through the generous help of community groups including Knaresborough Lions, St Robert’s Church Lenten Appeal, St Mark’s Church and the St John and St Luke’s Church in Bilton, with a new boiler paid for with funds raised by pupils at Highfield Prep School.