An activist from Deptford who runs a foodbank project in memory of a London Bridge terror attack victim has asked people to clear out their old bookshelves for donations.

Ray Woolford heads up the Christine Archibald Homeless Project in memory of the Canadian homeless support worker who was killed in the summer 2017 attack.

After Chrissy was killed, her family released a statement urging people to volunteer with their local homeless shelters.

“Tell them Chrissy sent you,” the statement read.

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The project keeps Chrissy's memory alive

Mr Woolford, who operated a foodbank in Deptford for several years and has written several books, told News Shopper how Chrissy’s story resonated with him.

“When we have terrorist attacks, we’re quick to come with statistics, but we forget the human stories behind them.

“There’s a huge number of people that do an amazing amount of community activism whether it’s people caring for their relatives or running local foodbanks for no pay but out of the goodness of their heart,” he said.

After he was unable to raise £10,000 for a refrigerated van to carry dairy products to homeless and disadvantaged people, Mr Woolford thought of another way he could keep Chrissy’s memory alive.

The Christine Archibald Project now provides equipment like flasks and high-vis jackets to volunteers who provide food for those in need on the streets.

“We asked network groups what they needed and they said they needed flasks to dispense hot drinks and soups.

“Lots of people donate food but not many donate equipment,” he explained.

Mr Woolford came up with the idea to print Chrissy’s face on the flasks to commemorate her in the work the Project carries out.

Her face also appears on the high-vis jackets which are handed out to let people know who they can come to for help if they are in need.

“Many people find themselves in poverty but don’t know who you ask for help,” he explained.

“There are 123 street projects around the UK that have Chrissy’s name attached to them. So although she died in London Bridge, every night she’s out on the streets.”

While Mr Woolford’s project supports volunteers as much as it can, he admits it is difficult to keep up its good work in today’s climate.

“Most of the people who used to support us are now using foodbanks themselves,” he told News Shopper.

In the absence of cash donations, Mr Woolford is asking people to donate their old books to the project, which can be sold on to raise money.

Anyone who is interested in donating can contact him on

“People just don’t have the cash anymore,” he said.