InsightsNews - Brachers, Charities - POSTED: May 6 2021
Time for the Homeless announced as Charity of the Year 2021/23
Time for the Homeless chosen as the firm’s next Charity of the Year
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We are pleased to announce that Time for the Homeless has been chosen as our Charity of the Year 2021/23.
The charity has a team of 15 volunteers who run a service of soup kitchens and provide support for vulnerable individuals in Medway and Maidstone, close to our firm’s head office.
Since December they have catered for 4,400 people at their soup kitchens. In addition, the volunteers have delivered 389 food parcels to families in need of help, provided furniture for people in temporary accommodation, and assisted with housing, drugs and alcohol referrals.
Led by our firm’s internal Community Relations Committee, we are planning a range of fundraising activities and initiatives to support Time for the Homeless over the coming two years.
The money raised will contribute to the charity’s most pressing goal, an £8,000 dedicated van to use for the soup kitchens, as founder Michelle Langley is currently using her own vehicle.
Michelle said: “We are delighted that Brachers has chosen to support our charity. It has been a particularly difficult period and we have seen a huge uptake in our services over the past year. As well as many homeless people, we have been supporting furloughed families, people whose benefits have been reduced or even stopped, and also those who have had to claim Universal Credit. The impact of COVID has meant that we are seeing more and more people coming to our soup kitchens who we would not usually expect to be using the facilities.
We very much value the support of Brachers and look forward to working with the team over the next two years, to help us continue our valuable work.”
Managing Partner Joanna Worby, said: “Supporting charity and local community initiatives is vital to our ethos at Brachers, and we hope to provide practical support and raise funds that will really make a difference and support the fantastic work that this charity does.”
Time for the Homeless will be taking over from the firm’s previous charity partner, Spadework – an organisation based in Offham in Kent that provides care, support and meaningful opportunities for adults with learning and other disabilities. Find out more about how Brachers supported Spadework.
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