A ‘help the homeless’ charity event will be held in Ringland on Thursday 31 May.

Organised by UNITY, a youth forum supported by Newport City Homes and Charter Housing, it will raise money for homelessness charity, Eden Gate.

The event will take place behind Ringland Shopping Centre on the grassed at 12.30pm-4.30pm. It will include a funfair, face-painting, stalls, sports activities and information stands.

Community relationship officer and UNITY leader Wesley Ford said: “This promises to be a great afternoon of family fun, while helping to raise money for a local charity. UNITY has been working closely with Eden Gate over the last year and it is very close to the members’ hearts.”

UNITY leader Chelsea Crook who has been at the heart of the project since the beginning added: “Eden Gate is tireless helping homeless people across the city. It is carrying out vital work and our UNITY members have seen first-hand the dedication with which it delivers this.

“This funday is the latest initiative the UNITY has carried out to raise awareness of homelessness in the city. We hope it brings the community closer together and to help make a difference to those in need. Come along!”

UNITY is a group of young people aged between 14-25 years, helping to give young people a voice and making a difference in housing and their communities across Newport.

For more information, contact Newport City Homes on 01633 381111 or Charter Housing on 01633 212375.