HOMELESS young people staying at a supported housing scheme received a nice treat thanks to the generosity of building society customers.

Following the success of a collection for Broadacres’ women’s refuge last year, the Yorkshire Building Society in Northallerton turned its attention to helping people living at the Broadacres supported housing scheme known as The Crossing.

This was after staff were surprised to learn that items such as real Coca Cola, Dairy Milk chocolate and Lynx deodorant are considered real luxuries among the young people who live at The Crossing.

Those who receive at support at The Crossing receive very little money and therefore need to make every penny count.

Branch manager Lisa Forster said: “When our customers heard there was a homeless service in Northalleton they were very surprised as it’s not something you expect in a North Yorkshire market town like this.

“However, homelessness can affect anyone, regardless of where they live, so once they knew why we were collecting, they were only too glad to support us.

“This is the second Broadacres project we have supported in the past few months and we have been very happy to help.”