Bournemouth based charity devoted to re-homing the homeless, have announced that they are closing their doors after three years of service.
Founder, Sally Harvey, has announced that she will be retiring from her charity work with the homeless due to ‘personal reasons’.
AOK rucksack Appeal aimed to provide homeless people with “essentials when they decided to come off the streets and set up home”.
Mrs Harvey hopes she has passed her legacy on through the people she helped and that the love will spread.
She said: “I think we have also helped to breakdown stigma by giving talks and a lot more people understand the reasons behind their lifestyle.”
‘Breaking the Stigma’
Charities like this are important as Bournemouth shows up as having one of the highest rates of homelessness on the south west coast.
AOK worked to provide the homeless with free well-being, health, accommodation and and employment drop-ins in order to help their transition into normal life.
AOK Rucksack Christmas Appeal Breaking down Stigma re homelessness and mental health https://t.co/Fzg76YZ7JJ
— Sally harvey (@aokrucksackapp1) November 16, 2017
With the news that AOK Rucksack appeal are ready to close their doors, Buzz News have compiled a timeline of their greatest achievements: