The good work of Leighton Linslade Homeless Service was warmly praised by the Second Church Estates Commissioner in the House of Commons last week.
Sir Tony Baldry MP was responding to a question from South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous about the work done by the Diocese of St Albans on behalf of homeless people and people living in poverty.
There is an annual sleep-out in the grounds of St Albans Abbey in December to raise money for local homeless charities including Leighton Linslade Homeless Service. Mr Selous once again took part in the sleep-out this year.
Sir Tony said in the Commons: “I know that my hon. Friend is patron of the Leighton-Linslade Homeless Service, which offers short-term emergency shelter, supplies and support to people who are homeless or about to become homeless and does invaluable work in the area.”
Speaking afterwards Andrew Selous said: “I am really pleased that the excellent work done by Leighton Linslade Homeless Service has been recognised in this way. I work closely with the Homeless Service in my role as a constituency MP and I value their work very highly.”