A team of dedicated volunteers from Yate have continued supporting homeless people throughout the coronavirus pandemic

Blonde Angel street team, was launched by Sean Suleman, after walking around Bristol following a night out and noticing the volume of individuals sleeping rough.

Sean created a Facebook page that has grown to over 2000 followers and has been supporting Bristol's homeless people since.

The team now have around 30 volunteers that support around 400 homeless people living in shelters or sleeping on the street.

After the Government announced an injection of funding to support homeless people throughout lockdown, Sean said the charity adjusted their service to support people in a new way.

"With the extra Government funding and rules to get homeless protected and off the street, many are now in shelters where they have a bed, food, warmth and roof over head.

"We stopped doing bi weekly drops, but actually evolved to supply food and supplies.

"We were able to donate unwanted DVDs to shelters and those who moved onto accommodation, we even started supplying electrical goods, white goods and other furniture where we could.

"We are trying to fill the gap where councils don't have the funding to do so."

The team use crowdfunders when necessary to raise vital funds, but depend mainly on the generosity of the general public and the members of their Facebook group.

The team rely on donations of unwanted supplies to keep things simple, their team are happy to collect goods and make regular deliveries to those in need.

Established in 2019 the Blonde Angel Street team, was launched in memory of relative, Rachel Ross, who passed away suddenly from leukaemia.

Sean added:

"We’ve built a legacy, so she wouldn’t be forgotten and we felt her kindness and smile would live on helping others.

"We want to keep spreading kindness, so maybe other communities might start to follow across the UK."