STUDENTS have stepped in to help a homelessness charity hit by funding cutbacks.

Durham University students at Josephine Butler College have organised three healthy eating workshops for Moving On after the charity’s funding was reduced.

The first was held in Cafe Cenno in Durham Market Hall on Tuesday, January 28, run by Cafe Cenno and IK Fish owner Ian Kennedy.

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It was attended by young people supported by the charity and students.

Moving On provides practical support and advice to people at risk of homelessness or who need support to live independently.

Siri Alexandra Minsaas, junior common room vice-president at Josephine Butler College, said: “The students were keen to help Moving On, which aims to break the cycle of young homelessness in County Durham.

“We’re really pleased that, together with IK Fish and Durham Market Hall, we have been able to put on these healthy eating workshops, helping people understand a little about how to provide good food on a limited budget.”