George Clarke teams up with Berghaus to support homeless people in the North East this Christmas

Sunderland based brand Berghaus has lent its support to homeless people in the North East this Christmas.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 4:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 4:35 pm

The outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment brand donated 30 rucksacks to charity North East Homeless which supports people who are living rough on the streets of the region.

It comes after architect and TV presenter George Clarke – the charity’s ambassador – reached out to Berghaus asking for their support.

The rucksacks will be used by the charity’s volunteers to carry food and other essential supplies when they assist people who are living on the steets.

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Sunderland based brand Berghaus has lent its support to homeless people in the North East this Christmas. George Clarke (left) and Brian Burridge of North East Homeless.
Sunderland based brand Berghaus has lent its support to homeless people in the North East this Christmas. George Clarke (left) and Brian Burridge of North East Homeless.

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North East Homeless founder, Brian Burridge, said: “The Berghaus rucksacks will be such an assistance, allowing us to take everything that we need with us for our outreach work.

"We have gone through so many poor quality bags in the past, so this means so much and will make a big difference.”

Launched in 2014, North East Homeless (NEH) operates out of a hub at the Fish Quay in North Shields where it runs a café, a ‘take what you need, leave what you can’ store, and provides other assistance on site.

Brian Burridge of North East Homeless (left) and George Clarke at the charity HQ with rucksacks donated by Berghaus.

NEH ambassador George Clarke said: “I’m proud to be a patron of North East Homeless.

”This amazingly generous gift from Berghaus will mean that we have a greater chance of getting food to those who need it most.”

Paul Anderton, interim global brand director at Berghaus, said: “Berghaus is a North East company to its roots, so it’s a privilege to be able to do something to assist those who are most in need, in the region that has always defined the character of our business.”

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