Charity of the month with Gladstone Brookes

In January 2016 Justlife was nominated as ‘Charity of the month’ by Cheshire based company, Gladstone Brookes. The staff raised £624 for Justlife, which was presented to us this week.

The nomination for ‘Charity of the month’ was from Gladstone Brookes’ employees, Leon Moye and Louise Bullough.

Leon said he and Louise had nominated the charity because the work they do is ‘life-changing.’ He said: “The work they do is life-changing for some of the most vulnerable people in society. When this first came to my attention I was shocked to hear some of the stories of what these people had been through.”

Accepting the generous donation of £624, Helen Bullough, Justlife trustee, said: “At a time when demand for our services is increasing and available resources are diminishing, this money will help us provide valuable support, stability and security for people who may otherwise end up living on the streets.”

“Our sincere thanks for the very generous donation to Justlife. Homelessness continues to be a very real issue to an increasing number of people and the work that we do helps those close to the streets in unsupported temporary accommodation. The standard of this accommodation can be extremely poor and does little to support people in their battle against multiple issues such as alcoholism, substance misuse, unemployment and poverty.”

 “In all honesty I’ve been quite staggered to see the quality of some of this accommodation for myself and to hear the harrowing stories of service users at our centres. However, we are continuing to try to improve the standard of accommodation offered and working towards our bigger aim of purchasing a property to provide some temporary accommodation directly.

 “The money you have donated will certainly help us to continue to provide our activities within the centres, such as meals, workshops, drop in advice and so on. Thanks once again for your generosity”