VOLUNTEERS, medical professionals, and Slough’s MP gathered to feed the homeless, despite the rain.

Volunteers from the Sikh outreach charity Nishkam SWAT fed the homeless hot meals in Slough High Street on Monday, while medical professionals from PC Medical Support Services gave them health checks and advice. MP for Slough, Tan Dhesi, was also in attendance, and helped serve the meals.

One volunteer, Shin Dhother, said: “We served a lot of people, it was a very busy day. There were 60 plus service users there.

“After we were done, we went down to Windsor, where we served another 12 people.

“It was raining and miserable, but a lot of people came.”

Food was donated by a number of restaurants and businesses keen to help, which was prepared for serving by volunteers from Nishkam SWAT. Bags for rough sleepers, containing items like warm socks and energy drinks, were also given out.

Mr Dhother’s charity, Slough Outreach, is recruiting volunteers for a regular Sunday Morning homeless feed in the same location. For more information, visit http://sloughoutreach.org/