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Cash donation to help the homeless

Added on: 16th April, 2018 by Samantha_10597

Cash donation to help the homeless

Last Updated:
Wed, 18 April 2018

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A regional housebuilder, based in Maidstone, has given a cash boost to The Bridge Trust, a small charity in Kent delivering life changing services to people who are homeless.

The charity applied to Persimmon Homes South East to become one of its monthly Community Champions, and was selected to receive a £1,000 donation as part of the match-funded scheme.

The money will go towards the charity’s ‘Move on’ scheme that provides vital household items and furniture to residents finally able to move on into their own homes.

Becky Butterwick, from the charity said: “Instead of a hostel, The Bridge Trust provides residents with somewhere they can make steps towards fulfilling their own ambitions.
Residents stay for up to two years, receiving the support needed to rebuild their lives, regain independence and prevent them falling back into homelessness.

“The Trust aims to enable residents to ‘move on’ into a home of their own – but the houses are often bare and lacking in furniture. It costs around £350 to provide a ‘move on’ pack for one person.”

Since 1991 The Trust has provided a home to more than 800 people.

Martin Crick, Sales Director for Persimmon Homes South East, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the invaluable work of The Bridge Trust and wish them well helping the homeless people in Kent ‘move on’ with their lives. As a leading housebuilder we know how important it is for people to have a roof over their heads, and somewhere they can call home.”

Community groups, charities and good causes across Kent have benefitted thanks to donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

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