September 23rd, 2016

Charity receive anonymous donation

Charity receive anonymous donation Charity receive anonymous donation
Updated: 9:37 am, May 07, 2015

AN ANONYMOUS donation of £10,000 is set to help a homelessness charity continue its work.

Redditch Nightstop received the money to assist them in providing support and lodgings for young people who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Homelessness prevention officer Susan Sadler said: “We would like to send our thanks for the anonymous donation and also call on others to consider donating to enable the project to continue.”

It comes after successful fund-raising events hosted by the town centre charity themselves, including a Gala Evening held at Rily’s on Alcester Street with support from various businesses across the town and entertainment from Café Mambo, Anya Sweeney and Steph Bubb as well as photography by Adams Photography.

Brave volunteers then found out about the realities of being homeless by sleeping out for the night on Friday, October 10 to mark National World Homeless Day.

The event was supported by community champion Sam Chandler and customer service manager Dale Maxwell from Tesco Extra in Oakenshaw, where it took place.

A total of 23 people took part including Karen Baxter and friends from Glow Fit, C&C Flooring, Coun Rebecca Blake and housing officers Karen Sola and Sam Wilkes as well as a former clients and the parent of a former client who benefited from the services provided by Nightstop.

Susan added: “We are continuing to recruit long-term hosts for between a week and a fortnight and between six and nine months as we are unable to run the service without them.

“We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in our recent events for their continued support.”