CitySprint is donating its 90th van to homeless charity Crisis at Christmas, as part of its ninth year of partnership.

The same-day distribution company said it provides three vehicles for the Crisis team year-round, to collect and distribute donations – and an additional eight at Christmas.

The vans help people move into permanent accommodation by transporting furniture donations from retailers and they also move donations such as food and toiletries between Crisis Christmas centres.

Data shows that 4,676 guests came to Christmas centres across the country in 2018.

The nationwide operation provides support to Crisis centres in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Coventry and South Yorkshire and in 2019 three of the donated vans travelled a total of 41,016 miles as part of the partnership.

Gary West, CitySprint CEO said: “Our business has always put people first and always will, so we are really proud to have supported Crisis – who play a vital role in providing a lifeline for thousands of people across the country – for nearly a decade.”

Declan Heather, Crisis transport coordinator said: “We have been very grateful for CitySprint’s support with logistical support for the past nine years, allowing us to focus on supporting people out of homelessness for good."