A KIND-HEARTED Stourbridge businessman came to the aid of a town charity which helps the homeless when it ran out of food supplies.

Vi Wood has been running Leslie's Care Packages - providing vital food and toiletry supplies to the homeless and struggling families - for the last three years.

The charity, set up in memory of Vi's late husband, has been widely praised for the hope and support it has offered to those in need.

But recently - due to the high demand for help - the organisation ran out of food supplies, prompting Vi to take to the airwaves with The Fizzogs on their Black Country Radio breakfast show to ask for donations.

The appeal was heard by businessman Jason Connon, from Cushillo Personnel Ltd in Stourbridge, who immediately contacted the studio and offered his help and support.

Vi said: "Jason took the time out of his busy life and went shopping for food supplies which he then donated. I was so overwhelmed and I'd like to publicly thank Jason for his generosity and kindness."

She said many people have been struggling to feed their families, since the introduction of Universal Credit, and many have been left with only £10 for the month after paying rent and bills. Many working people on low incomes have also been turning to LCP for help.

Vi added: "All this talk about Brexit is blacking out the real issues in this country, such as homelessness and poverty, which really needs to be addressed.

"Homeless people are dying on our streets and the elderly are now having to pay for their TV licence, which will leave them short for the winter time when they will be needing their heating on but wont be able to afford the costs."

Anyone wishing to donate money, food or toiletries can contact Vi on her Facebook page - LCP Leslie's Care Packages - or email lesliescarepackages@yahoo.com.