A Glasgow charity who feed more than 300 homeless and vulnerable people every week are fundraising to buy a van to help their generous efforts.

Help 4 The Homeless volunteers, led by Mel Whitley, hand out hot meals on Cadogan Street every Thursday night.

Mel cooks all the food in her home, transporting everything in the back of her Ford Fiesta.

Now, a crowdfunding page has been set up to provide the charity with a much-needed van to help deliver their essential supplies to our city streets.

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So far £700 has been raised by 34 supporters - but it remains a long way off the £9000 target.

The page reads: Mel Whitley is the gem of a woman who runs Help 4 The Homeless in Glasgow. 

Every Thursday night, no matter what the weather, she sets up a kitchen in Cadogan Street, Glasgow and serves a hot meal to the homeless or to people who just need a meal.

"She caters for everyone: vegetarian, gluten free, halal etc. 

"On an average Thursday she feeds between 300 and 320 people plus she has two teams of street volunteers who go out with food and tea and coffee."

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The page continues: "I asked her what she does if it rains or snows and her response was 'I get wet' because these people need to eat.

"When I mentioned that she should have gazebo's her response was that she physically can't fit any more in to the Fiesta and that feeding the homeless was more important."

A number of comments have also been added by those parting with their cash.

Stuart Duncan wrote: "Mel cooks - in quality and quantity - incredible food for people who really need it; help this woman immediately.

"Very rarely does a person like her come into our lives, and we should rally around her to reach this goal."

Another, Claire Gibson, said: "I'm surprised you're even able to get your car moving on a Thursday night with everything packed in it!

"Great work you do Mel, a van would make it so much easier".

And a third, Louise Colman said: "Mel your a gem, you do so much for the homeless.

"I've seen how packed your car is on a Thursday night a van would be great for you."