‘It’s the peace of mind that there is someone else out there in the local area that can help if needed’ says one of those helped by 50 Backpacks

Over a long day in Wisbech, we met up with and chatted to many of those who have been helped and supported by 50 Backpacks.

PUBLISHED: 11:47 29 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:47 29 June 2020

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A father-of-three who moved to Wisbech from Leicester around 14 years ago, Jack, 32, was living on a mound near the towns Tesco Extra store on Cromwell Road after leaving his partner, trying to hide himself from view. - Picture: WikiMedia/Geograph/For Reuse

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2020-06-29 14:08
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