Date: Tuesday 23 December 2014
We donated £500 to a charity in Leicestershire to help the many vulnerable people who are facing homelessness this Christmas.
Action Homeless, based in Leicester, provides safe accommodation, resettlement services and support to individuals living on the streets, giving them the potential to rebuild their lives and achieve their aspirations.
We lent our support to the charity in aid of its annual winter appeal, Ho, Ho, Ho, Homeless this Christmas, which this year is themed around families.
Eilidh Kennedy, funding manager for Action Homeless, says: “We really want to say a massive thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this very kind donation. As we’re only a relatively small charity, it means a lot to receive this funding to help so many people who are affected by homelessness – especially during the winter period.
“With our theme this year, we wanted to highlight the fact that homelessness isn’t just an issue that affects individuals. It can break up families, and have a devastating impact upon children from such an early age.
"We aim to raise £10,000 with this appeal, which will go towards maintaining family relationships, counselling for children, and really just helping families to turn their lives around.
“The funding from Taylor Wimpey helps us so much in terms of reaching our target and will allow us to carry out our work that, without donations such as these, we simply couldn’t do.”
Action Homeless was founded in 1973, and has developed into the leading homelessness charity in Leicester, supporting around 350 people every year.
Mariana Knight, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our support to Action Homeless which provides a crucial service in helping the many people who live on the streets in Leicestershire.
“The charity runs entirely on donations, so we were more than happy to give something towards this fantastic cause, and wish them all the best in hitting their target for their winter appeal.”