Charity: Homeless charities benefit from help from B Braun and Grant Thornton
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STAFF at a Sheffield-based healthcare company have handed over a cheque for more than £2,000 to a city homeless charity after a range of fundraising activities.
B Braun Medical Ltd kicked off the year by backing the Cathedral Archer Project (CAP)’s Breakfast Club, which provides cooked breakfasts for up to 90 homeless and vulnerable people every day.
As well as sponsoring the charity’s breakfast club, staff from the firm also donated their time to the cause by volunteering and helping run the service, dishing up and serving CAP service users.
Three staff members braved the elements to take part in the Sleep Out event – the CAP campaign which challenges supporters to sleep rough for a night to raise funds and awareness.
The mixture of activities has seen the healthcare firm raise £2,240 which it has donated to help CAP continue its work as a day centre for homeless adults, supporting people with basic needs such as food, clothing and medical attention, as well as encouraging sustainable lifestyles.
CAP fundraising manager Tracy Viner said: “It has been a pleasure to work alongside the B Braun team – they have understood what we aim to do and gone the extra mile to support us to do it.
“We help the homeless in Sheffield by providing the means to a better life. We believe everyone deserves a life that is fulfilling and happy and we support homeless adults to achieve this.”
A TEAM of volunteers from Grant Thornton in Leeds donned their aprons to help out at the city’s homeless charity St George’s Crypt as part of this year’s Give and Gain Day.
Gill MacNaughton, Steph Chapman, Helen Croft, Ingrid Gardner and Rizwan Khan spent a day assisting with food preparation and serving lunch as well as clearing down afterwards.
Tara McMillan, volunteer co-ordinator at the Crypt, said: ““We were really pleased that the team from Grant Thornton decided to volunteer here at the Crypt. It makes a huge difference to our clients to see that business people care, and I know that the team learnt a lot from their visit. We always value corporate days and hope very much that this visit will lead to further opportunities for us.”
Every year St George’s Crypt serve 46,000 meals to homeless people in the city and provides 12,140 bed spaces.