Hyundai helps the Christmas homeless

Hyundai helps the Christmas homeless

A South Korean vehicle manufacturer is joining forces with a national homelessness charity to help people living on the streets of London this Christmas.

On Monday, Hyundai started supplying Crisis with a 16-strong fleet of supply vehicles for use over the festive season.

The Santa Fes, i30 hatchbacks and i800 people-carrying vehicles will head to the capital's streets. These will ferry people and supplies to assist the most vulnerable during the eight-day campaign.

About 4,000 homeless people will be helped by over 9,000 Crisis volunteers this festive season.

Hyundai says that London saw over 6,000 people sleep rough in 2013 at some stage.

Chief executive of Crisis, Jon Sparkes, said its Christmas campaign could only go ahead through the help of firms including Hyundai.

He said that homeless people suffer rather than enjoy Christmas because of the cold and loneliness it brings for them.

Copyright Press Association 2014